The Top Christmas Toys of the Sixties

Which toys would you have asked Santa for?

I was born in 1958 which made me 2 to 11 years old in the sixties, the perfect age for these Christmas toys. Many homes in America had a Sears catalog with pages that had been dog-eared in hopes of receiving a toy from that very page. Barbie was 1 year old in 1960 and all the girls wanted one. The Ken doll was released by Mattel in 1961.

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Rocket Launch 05/21/2022

B14-0 Cato’s on staged flight of an Estes Drifter

We got together for a rocket launch on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. It was pretty hot but the wind wasn’t as bad as it had been at the last couple of launches. The guys got three new Astocam videos that I’ll post below.

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Rocket Launch 02/05/22

Beautiful sky, great launch

Another great day flying rockets, first launch this year. It was windy and cold, 10mph steady breeze and 40 degrees F. The sky was cloudless. We had a couple of more launches that I did not get a photo of; Kevin’s PML Bullpup on a Loki G66, and my Estes Big Dawg on a C6-5.

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Rocket Launch 10/02/21

Had some chuffs, bad ignitors, battery issues, CATOs and lawn darts.

It’s been a while since we’d got together for a launch, 07/03/21 was the last. Lots of rain and scheduling conflicts but it all worked out this weekend. It was in the low 80’s and overcast, for the first 2/3 of the launch, but the winds were mostly calm and we had fun.

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