View Full Version : Mr Hula-Hoop is gone

01-18-2008, 06:20 AM
Richard Knerr, who gave the company he and a friend started in a garage the altogether appropriate name
Wham-O has died at age 82.

His company marketed products that for two decades virtually defined frivolity in postwar America, from the Hula Hoop, the Frisbee, the SuperBall, Water Wiggly sprinkler, the Slip íN Slide water slide, the Limbo Game and Silly String,

82 is a pretty good run.

From ~The Obit~ (https://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/18/business/18knerr.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin) in the NT Times, it sounds like he had a good life.

01-18-2008, 07:44 AM
It was reported yesterday, his best quote was "I gave the world fun".

Don't we all wish we could say that.



01-18-2008, 07:52 AM
And a few aches and pains...but all in fun!!! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif