Dave Galler grew up at 72nd Street and 12th Avenue in an area known as Dyker Beach, between Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, in the 1940's. He still remembers the details of the train and trolley routes he took to get to Coney Island. The beach was so busy during those years, it was hard to find a spot to sit down and everything from trainfare to hot dogs only cost a nickel. Amusements made an impression too. His wife carries a life-long scar from a burn she got on the slide at Steeplechase and Dave will never forget his cousin goading him into riding the towering Parachute Jump.