Remember when you turned off the lights, got in bed, and the house was dark? Not any more. The average home these days is filled with eyes in the night -- LCDs shine and blinkverywhere.
The bedroom has the smoke alarm, of course, and a clock; more smoke alarms in the guest room,itchen and hallways. In the kitchen, lights alsoleam on the microwave, the oven and the refrigerator water/ice dispenser. A VCR beams a green light and an electronics protector shines red and green behind the television in the living room. The office/computer room is a veritable bank of lights: computer tower, keyboard and screen, high speed cable access box, telephone answering machine; FAX, paper shredder.
And that's even without night lights...how times have changed from my childhood when at bedtime you could not see your hand before your face.
A word of advice to cell phone owners and users: by Sept. 1, cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketers. To protect yourself from unwanted calls, for which you WILL BE CHARGED, call (888) 382-1222 from your cell phone and ask to be placed on a "Do not call" list. This will keep you from being bothered by telemarketers for five years.
Candidates have been named to fill several vacancies on the Library Friends of Payson board of directors.
Those who have accepted nominations are Donna Hopkins, president; Linda Lanctot, vice president; Barbara Brenke, secretary; John Wilson, treasurer; Lita Nicholson, programs; Romaine Brophy, newsletter; Betsy Quinn, calling tree; Peggy Freeman, grant writing; Patty Urch, major donor fund-raising; John Wilson, fund-raiser, and Sue Wilson and Marge Buland, delegates at large. Nominations also will be accepted from the floor at the Sept. 12 meeting when members of LFOP will cast their votes.
Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store
Eva Prychodnik has been named volunteer of the month at the thrift store. Eva is cashier Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and also helps price and stock shelves. She has been a faithful and valued volunteer at the store for 17 years.
reminder to those who are pre-registered for the Aug. 25 Health Fair at the Senior Center,14 W. Main St. -- be sure to check your appointment time. The schedule is filled and new appointments will not be accepted. Transportation is available to and from the Center for those needing it. Call (928) 474-4876 for information or to arrange for transportation.
Payson Regional Senior Circle
Aug. 24 is the date of the next monthly member luncheon to be held at the SC building. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and cost is $4.50 for members, $5 for nonmembers. There will be a guest speaker.
A number of upcoming trips are planned through Senior Circle and Colette Vacations. It's not too early to be thinking about Christmas. Several holiday trips are offered including New York City, Europe's Christmas Markets, San Antonio Christmas, California New Years and more. For information, call (800) 852-5655.
Thought for the day:If you want to feel rich, just count all the things money can't buy.