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A 1970s Kid's Longing for Clackers, Pong, Battleship...
A 1970s Kid's Longing for Clackers, Pong, Battleship...
As a product of the 1970s, there's still a longing to reminisce about toys from a decade that offered a limited selection of electronics. Not to mention nothing that resembles the technology we have today. With the exception of retro toys such as Simon, Speak & Spell, Pong, Atari 2600, Baby Alive, Easy Bake Oven, and Mattel's Electronic Football, most that held a child's undivided attention that did not require an electrical outlet or batteries 50 years ago were Rubik's Cube, Pet Rocks, Weebles, Clackers, Big Wheel, Connect Four, Uno, Barbie, G.I. Joe, Nerf Football, possibly Hungry Hungry Hippo and more. As for Cabbage Patch Dolls, they were manufactured in mass consumption in 1982 by Xavier Roberts. So, unless you were able to purchase an original prototype created by Martha Nelson Thomas in 1976, we'll save discussion of that trendy doll for an article about toys from the 1980s. So, what toys did you embrace growing up in the 1970s?
A Sign Pets have More Clout than Your Kids
A Sign Pets have More Clout than Your Kids
Most parents have the instinct to be nurturers from the get-go. Some parents coddle and dote over their offspring like there's no tomorrow, while others have a "tough love" approach to parenting. Either way, parents at some point (cross your fingers) earn kudos from family and friends for raising "good kids". In a sense, spoiled but structured children with insight into the world around them. Now, I wouldn't know anything about the "spoiled" part growing up (do you believe that for a minute?), but I do know that a distinct dynamic exists in homes with multiple kids. Come on, we all know it's true; parents treat each child differently in one way or another, even if it's minute. I admit I was less lenient with my eldest than I was with my other kiddos. Plus, the fact that they didn't know what the word "grounded" meant until someone told them at school was a sure sign that they got their way quite often as kids.
Put Butte YMCA Swim Lessons on Your 2023 To Do List
Put Butte YMCA Swim Lessons on Your 2023 To Do List
The Butte YMCA's media campaign slogan is spot on in getting their message across about their swim program; "It's more fun in the water when everyone knows how to swim!" True and to the point! The YMCA in Butte and across the nation has promoted the importance of swim lessons for some time, with very positive results. It all comes from the knowledge and technique newcomers receive from instructors who have the skills to teach people of all ages how to swim. The Butte YMCA's first swim session of the new year happens January 2nd through January 26th. Other Winter and Spring sessions run February through April, as well. Each session is four weeks long, with eight 45-minute lessons available.
Anaconda Snowmobile Club 'Fun Run' Set for Final Day of 2022
Anaconda Snowmobile Club 'Fun Run' Set for Final Day of 2022
Avid snowmobilers and newcomers alike are preparing for an annual event very dear to their hearts. Georgetown Lake is the place to be on Saturday, December 31st, as the Anaconda Snowmobile Club prepares for its annual Fun Run at 7 Gables (150 Southern Cross Road west of Anaconda). Registration for the Fun Run happens from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and all riders must return by 4:30 p.m., as drawings will begin at that time. The cost is only $5 per hand, and prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place participants. Door prizes and a raffle will also be part of the excitement!
Upcoming "Christmas Store" Gives Kids Freedom to Pick Out Gifts
Upcoming "Christmas Store" Gives Kids Freedom to Pick Out Gifts
This Saturday (December 3rd), and for the first time since 2019, the Women's Club in Anaconda will have just that; a Christmas Store designed specifically for children "only" to shop for their loved ones. It's an exciting experience for the kiddos. Volunteers will be on-site to help these young shoppers pick out up to 8 items priced at ONLY $1 each. Community members over the past month brought in donations and gifts, so the selection is expected to be great! Volunteers will also be there to wrap all chosen gifts. Here's where to bring your youngster for a shopping experience like no other this Saturday: Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall at 106 Cherry in Anaconda. The Christmas Store will be open from 9 a.m. until noon. Proceeds will go towards AJHS Women's Club Scholarships. Let the shopping begin!
Addams Family Musical Underway at Orphan Girl Children's Theatre
Addams Family Musical Underway at Orphan Girl Children's Theatre
this musical perfect for the Halloween season applauds the quirky and wacky scenarios that most families face from time to time. This best-selling Broadway musical tells the story of the princess of darkness herself, Wednesday Addams who falls head over heels for an intelligent and sweet youngster from a very defined and respectable family. Although Gomez is aware of Wednesday's love for this squeaky-clean mortal, Wednesday's mother, Morticia, is not. As the plot thickens, things begin to unravel for the whole family during a fateful dinner one evening for Wednesday's "normal" love interest.
Butte's Hillcrest Harvest Bazaar is Back
Butte's Hillcrest Harvest Bazaar is Back
Fall is definitely in the air. With that comes plenty of autumn festivals, sporting events, family gatherings, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and traditional outings such as the Hillcrest Harvest Bazaar. This event has been a Butte tradition for years, and is set to take place, Saturday, October 22nd at the Butte Plaza Mall. Originated 46 years ago, the Hillcrest Harvest Bazaar is a fundraiser for the Hillcrest School Association. Similar to recent years, the Bazaar is set to display for purchase, incredible arts and crafts created by a wide range of participants. Per organizers, the event would not be possible without the help of so many local volunteers who care about the future of Hillcrest Elementary School, plus the children and parents of the community.
Paying Tribute at Butte's Rock the Pit
Paying Tribute at Butte's Rock the Pit
Music enthusiasts, there are many reasons to rock out! The upcoming event, "Rock the Pit", is by far one of the most important reasons to do just that! As provided by All Events and The Butte Elks Lodge, "Rock the Pit", October 8th at the Butte Elks Lodge, is a benefit dedicated to the memory of Perry Schelin, a local resident and musician who passed away in January after succumbing to brain cancer.