Don't think of Thrift as some sort of
behavior that prevents having fun. Actually, it leads to a more balanced and
happy life. (Lori Blatzheim)
Welcome to Thrifty Living Today,
a special way of life for the Twenty-first Century.
My name is Lori Blatzheim and I am your host.
and Frugality are noble goals.
You have been working very hard to earn money, pay your
bills, and save a portion of what is left.
You are trying hard to have a contented and successful
life. You look for strategies that will help you save and create an emergency
we reward ourselves when we have budgeted, worked, paid off debt and saved?
Recently I have been considering this question.
A lot has been written on the need for Thrift and
frugality. Writers have produced thoughts and strategies for improving the
bottom line. Readers have been encouraged to live a more balanced life.
It has occurred to me that a balanced life should include
We have two young grandsons living a long distance
away. I think their lives should
include some special experiences. In the past, we have contributed to baseball,
soccer, and sailing funds.
I do not view this as a mistake. In my opinion, children need opportunities to
learn about a game, how it is played, how children work together for the common
goal of winning or sailing a boat. I
also think they need occasional rewards.
During the summer, our grandchildren sometimes visit us.
I have been looking for activities they can try while vacationing at our home.
I recently learned about an opportunity for children. It
involves unique entertainment.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
would like to introduce you to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. This site
provides professional theater with a dining experience. It was founded in 1968
and is the nation’s largest professional dinner theatre. The Main Theatre seats
557 people. It happens to be less than one mile from our home.
collaboration between the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres and Thrivent Financial, a
faith based company, has resulted in an offer to provide community discounts.
year, they will offer a “Kids in Free” discount which will provide one free
dinner and show ticket to JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.
This will benefit any child (ages 5-17) when one dinner and show ticket is
purchased at full price. (Offered dates to come will be posted in May in the Minneapolis
Star Tribune, a major newspaper).
children are chosen from the audience for the show each night. They sign up in the lobby when they arrive if
they are interested, and the names are entered into a lottery for the opportunity of appearing in the show.
additional activity will include a fundraising event with Minnesota Food Share
to benefit a consumer summer food service program for kids. This will help
provide thousands of Minnesota students, eighteen years or under, free or
reduced cost meals during the summer when their schools are closed.
we take the grandchildren to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres to see Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat?
Decisions require thinking. We will sit down and discuss
the reasons for taking the children to see this presentation.
It will serve as an introduction into live theater and
the arts. It will be entertaining and the children should enjoy the music.
In the end, I hope they retain thoughts of a very special
visit to a dinner theater; of the food they ate, and what they saw and heard.
Yes, I think they will have a very special memory of the
day they spent with Grandpa and Nana, eating together and experiencing theater.
Lori Blatzheim is a
wife, mother, grandmother, writer, thrift advocate, and retired nurse. She
knows that use of Thrift can help people because she has experienced the
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Thanks to the Public
Relations staff of the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
I learned a great deal
about theatres and entertainment. I appreciate the helpfulness and support.