Ah, the golden age of radio! Who could ever forget listening to shows such as "Little Theater Off Times Square," "Fibber McGee and Molly," "The Shadow" and the "Jack Benny Show?"
You probably remember that "Fibber McGee" was sponsored by Johnson's Wax and Jack Benny's sponsor was J-E-L-L-O. See if you remember any of these other products and jingles from radio shows of yesteryear. (Answers are at the end of the column).
1. Have you tried _____, the best breakfast food in the land?
2. Where there's life, there's ______.
3. Look for the package with the ship that sails the ocean __________.
4. You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with __________.
5. Who put eight great tomatoes in that little bitty can?
6. Forty-three beans in every cup.
7. _________ tastes good like a cigarette should.
8. Take a minute, see what's in it.
9. ________ for your breakfast.
10. ______ _____ hits the spot.
Payson Senior Center
Marguerite Laughran, R.N., from the Gila County Health Department in Globe will be at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month to do blood pressure and blood sugar testing. There is no charge for the tests and they will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. You must fast if you are having a blood sugar test.
Legal assistance for seniors will be Tuesday, Sept. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. Appointments must be made at the greeting desk in the Center's lobby. This service is offered on a donation basis.
Registration is now being taken for the next computer class scheduled for October. Classes are offered on Monday mornings upstairs in the Center.
Betty Pontious of Pampered Feet will be doing pedicures on Wednesdays through September. Please make a reservation.
This month's birthday celebration is Wednesday, Sept. 21. The birthday meal will be salisbury steak, baked potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, beverage and cake and ice cream.
The Senior Center has a new cook. Linda Stailey is replacing Mishelle Wharton, who moved to Missouri. Linda is a professional caterer and banquet cook.
Winners of door prizes in the recent National Thrift Shop Day celebration were Alice Kullberg, Fern Scott, Margie Tetter, Alan Ensley, Rena Done, Richard Charson, Jo Morgan, Vern Stearns, Helen Katsches and Carol Crandall. Fruit punch for the event was donated by Safeway, candy and fruit by Bashas', and cookies were provided by Mishelle Wharton, Candice Wise and other volunteers.
Payson Regional Senior Circle
Monday, Sept. 12 is the date for the next Doc Talk presented by Clinton Street at the Circle building, 215 N. Beeline Highway. There is no charge for Senior Circle members; non-members pay $1.50. For information and reservations, call (928) 472-9290.
The SC Writers' Group meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. These meetings explore nonfiction and fiction writing for both beginning and experienced writers. Call (928) 468-9269 for information and to reserve a spot.
Amalia Pineres will present two seminars this month and Cynthia Booth will give a presentation Sept. 14 for the "Healthy Woman" program sponsored by Senior Circle. You must preregister to attend; call Cory Houghton, SC Adviser, for more information.
Senior Circle needs medical equipment for the Medical Loan Closet. Wheelchairs, walkers with wheels, bedside commodes, bath stools and other equipment are needed. These items are then loaned free of charge to persons in the community who cannot afford to purchase them. Donations will be accepted at the SC building Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SC's annual rummage sale is coming up and glassware, dishes, wood items, lamps and other items are needed. Clothing will not be accepted for the rummage sale but may be donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization -- there is a big blue bin just outside the SC entrance.
Library Friends of Payson
Volunteers are needed to assist with the calling tree, which provides telephone reminders to members of monthly meetings and special events, as well as for the free library services for the homebound. This program delivers library materials to those who are unable to get to the library themselves. For information, visit www.libraryfriendsofpayson.org or call the library at (928) 474-9260.
Answers to the radio quiz:
1. Wheaties 2. Bud(weiser) 3. Old Spice Shaving Cream 4. Pepsodent 5. Contadina 6. Nescafe 7. Winston 8. Vim Vitamins 9. Shredded Ralston 10. Pepsi Cola.