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27- A Musical Adventure and A Time Capsule

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

27 – A Musical Adventure has debuted at the 24  Oxford showroom at the reimagined Virgin Hotels Las Vegas: formerly the Hard Rock Hotel. For a baby boomer like me, the show is a much appreciated, deeply nostalgic series of musical flashbacks to the magical late 60s and early 70s as legendary rock artists Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis …

Cabbage Patch Kids-Love to Hate Them

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Dolls from Hell? Or Cabbage Patches? Cabbage Patch Kids: I hated em. The vacuous round-faced dolls were a phenomenon in the late 70s and early 80s. Millions of little girls (and adults) clamored for the ugly, soft fabric figures. Parents flocked to department stores, stood in line for hours, and even got into physical altercations to “adopt” the product for …

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A Fallen Soldier, A Brother Lost, and A Daughter Found

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Baby Girl Wiley A Brother Lost: A Daughter Found Baby Girl Wiley was interred at Palm Mortuary-Eastern in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 23, of 1977. No one knew her true birth date or her full name, but one can surmise that she was born in the week preceding August 23. Baby Girl Wiley had no headstone, no marker and …

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A Murder in the Suburbs: It Could Happen To You

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

This is a cautionary tale that I penned in 2005. The incident truly did happen. I was stalked by angry crows. Sometimes it’s best to let mother nature run her course.   A Murder in the Suburbs With the constant threat in the media about West Nile Disease being found in dead robins, doves, and crows, I wish I’d been …

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Hell is Spring Break-A Young Man Loses His Limbs

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

(Author’s Note: This is a reprint of an op ed I wrote for an online blog 11 years ago. Unfortunately, the current spring break of 2021 shows that nothing has been gained and nothing has been learned by the participants in these unrestrained “revelries” or the parents or guardians who keep supporting the irresponsible, self-destructive and juvenile behavior of such …

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Make an Unforgettable Date With an Ungulate: The Camel Safari

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

  Feeling blue? Fighting covid-19 depression? Bored with watching endless Netflix movies and remodeling your remodels? Craving some distraction and  a bit of adventure? If you’re in the mood for an afternoon or overnight getaway that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, hit the highway and head to the Camel Safari. Only 80 minutes by car from …