April 10th, 2014 10:09 EST
Grandma, 78, Rides Roller Coaster for First Time: Video
"The first time on a roller coaster can be a thrill at any age -- but it must be especially awesome if you`ve waited nearly eight decades for the experience.
This is Ria Van den Brand, a grandmother from the Netherlands who took her first coaster ride at the ripe young age of 78.
he had also never flown in an airplane before. As part of the `Firsts` marketing campaign from telecom giant Vodafone, she and 71-year-old An Bernaards both took to the air for the first time."
I remember my first ride on a roller coaster like I remember my first kiss or the first time I went out for a drive by myself.
I was about eight or nine years old, that monstrous contraption stole my virginity and rendered me hoarse from screaming and emotionally exhausted, but as soon as the ride was over I yelled: I want to ride it again!
When you reach the ripe old age of 78, there`s not that many things that you haven`t experienced, but this was Ria`s first ride on a roller coaster.
The old woman scoffed at the notion that she might have lost her dentures and soiled her diapers, and she rode that mother like a champ, laughing like a child from start to finish.
The video may have been part of a marketing campaign by a telecom company, but her unadulterated joy was as real as her gray hair.
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