The Exhibit Guaranteed To Bring Out The Kid In You
Andrew Parker - March 21, 2018

Happiest Days

By Edward H. Donnelly

I said to the little children,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And their bright eyes opened wider In innocent amaze.
For their happiness was so perfect,
They did not know it then;
"Oh, no," they said, "there'll be happier days
When we are women and men."

I said to the youth and maiden,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And into their sparkling eyes there crept
A dreamy, far-off gaze;
And their hands sought one another,
And their cheeks flushed rosy red;
" Oh, no," they said, " there'll be happier days
For us when we are wed."

I said to the man and woman,
"You are living your happiest days,"
As they laughingly watched together
Their baby's cunning ways.
"These days are days of labor.
They can hardly be our best;
There'll be happier days when the children are grown,
And we have earned our rest."

I said to the aged couple,
"You are living your happiest days,"
Your children do you honor,
You have won success and praise.
" With a peaceful look they answered,
"God is good to us, that's true: But we think there are happier days for us
In the life we're going to."

The Washington State Historical Society has got a new exhibit and there’s no doubt it will totally bring out the little kid inside of you.  Toytopia, the exhibit showcases games that date all the way back to 1900, and include all the popular games that have existed until today.

The exhibit hosts retro arcade games, a life size dollhouse, the world’s biggest Etch-A-Sketch and even the giant floor keyboard that Tom Hanks was in Big.

The museum is now open to the public, located at 1911 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma. It’ll cost you $14, $11 for seniors, students and those in the military. Children under 5 are given free entrance.  We promise you it’s worth every penny.