Remember When ...


Dearie, do you remember when ...

• A family had one telephone per household rather than one for each family member

• Pizza and zucchini were unknown edibles

• Television — what’s that? Turn on the radio, it’s time for “Fibber McGee and Molly”

• Pets ate leftovers, not fancy canned or packaged food, and no one thought of brushing their teeth

• Text was what you studied for an exam

• We read road maps and actually got where we wanted to go instead of having a disembodied voice telling us “turn left at the next intersection”

• Twitter was what birds did

• Women wore house dresses and aprons

• We put galoshes over our shoes in wet or snowy weather

If you remember, then Dearie, you’re much older than I.

Pine/Strawberry Senior Center and Thrift Store 

The Pine/Strawberry Thrift Store at 3916 N. Highway 87 in downtown Pine will have a bag sale on all remaining summer clothing at $2 a bag Sept. 21 through Sept. 24 and $1 a bag Sept. 28 through Oct. 1. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store 

Flu shots will be given at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., beginning at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23. Bring your I.D. and Medicare cards.

Advance appointments are not needed.

Edwin Peace will entertain with live music at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 29 in the Center Dining Room. If you plan to stay for lunch, please call (928) 474-4876 to make a reservation.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 1 — the Optimist Club and Senior Center will be presenting a Falling Leaves Fashioneesta Show and luncheon at the Center. Fashions will be provided by The Boutique clothing store, jewelry by Premier Designs and music courtesy of DJ Craig.

Tickets are $12, available in advance at the Senior Center. Proceeds will benefit Payson’s homeless students.

The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., is having a clearance sale through the end of the month on all remaining regular summer clothing at 10 cents each and 25 percent off boutique garments. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


“Making Life Better” is the title of a new program being held every Monday (excluding holidays) from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grant Clinic, 903 E. Highway 260, Payson. Pauline Wright, Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified, will conduct the pain management support group classes. The programs are free and open to the public. For information, call (928) 468-1337.

Payson Public Library and Library Friends of Payson

New arrivals at the library include the following works of fiction: “The Red Garden” by Alice Hoffman; “The Hypnotist,” Lars Kepler; “Against All Enemies,” Tom Clancy; and “Britannia Road,” Amanda Hodgkinson. Added to the non-fiction inventory: “In the Still of the Night,” Diane Ackerman; “High Spirited Women of the West,” Ann Seagraves; and “Color, the Quilter’s Guide,” Christine Barnes.

If you don’t already have a library card, you can obtain one by filling out a form at the library, showing your driver’s license and proof of local residency. The library is located in Rumsey Park at 328 N. McLane Road.

An experienced  grant writer is needed a few hours a  month to generate more revenue for the library.

If interested, call LFOP president Alice Natale at (928) 474-2838 or e-mail library_friends

Membership in the Library Friends of Payson is always open. For information, call member contact, Lynne Wayne, (928) 472-2230.

Think about it: Make the most of each day — life isn’t a dress rehearsal.


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