When Is A Cupful Not A Cupful?



Our old coffee maker died the other morning. So, we had to replace it with a new one. The pot had measurements on the side up to 12 cups in two-cup increments. Imagine our surprise when the six cups we made only filled our two eight-ounce cups twice.

Time to do a little investigating. We filled a standard 16-ounce measuring cup with water and poured it in the pot. Yep, it went well above the two-cup mark. Seems that the new pot considers six ounces as a cupful, instead of the regulation eight ounces. I remember when the pound can of coffee was reduced to its current 13 ounces. But now they've even shrunk the cup.

Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store

If you are finding it hard to give yourself a pedicure, make an appointment with Registered Nurse Betty Pontious who will pamper your feet with a half-hour treatment and pedicure. Betty is available from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday afternoons at the Center, 514 N. Main St. Cost of the treatment is $20 and your tootsies will thank you.

With your feet feeling so good, you may want to join the line dancing or aerobics classes at the Center. New line dancing begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays, regular line dancing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and aerobics are held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Center. There will be scrambled eggs, bacon, plain or blueberry pancakes, juice and a bottomless cup of coffee for $3.50. This event is open to the public and no reservations are needed.

The Senior Center offers transportation for those who no longer drive to doctors' and dentists' appointments, shopping and other places in Payson. Cost of a one-stop, round trip ride is $4. Wheelchair access vans are available. This service is offered between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays. A day-long commercial drivers' training class will be held June 3 upstairs at the Center. Drivers for the Senior Center's Transportation Service will attend, and the class is open to other area organizations' drivers as well. There is no charge but advance reservations are required.

Nadine Lawson is Volunteer of the Month. Nadine has served at the Center in a number of positions and currently works as receptionist at the greeting desk and transportation dispatcher.

For more information, call (928) 474-4876 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Payson Regional Senior Circle

There will be a Senior Circle volunteer meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, at the Circle building, 215 N. Beeline Highway.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters and the Senior Circle will hold a game night beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at the Circle building. The Circle will present a program on "Sleep and the Aging" from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 25. For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

One last thought

At my age, a lifetime guarantee isn't the great deal it once was.

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