It's a Wonderful Life!

It’s getting to be my favorite time of year – leaves are crunching underfoot when I take Bailey for her daily walk and a chill enters the air as evening approaches. These are signs that the holidays are just around the corner, bringing with them time with family (and lots of good food!)

Right now, I’m getting especially excited for the upcoming production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” in Hampton, Iowa. We’re proud to help sponsor this local show, and I was incredibly honored when I was asked to be a part of this year’s lineup.

One of the reasons that we feel such a strong connection to this play is because Latham Seeds was founded in 1947 by Willard Latham, John’s grandfather. This “radio show” is also set in the 1940s, so we thought our sponsorship would be a great tribute to our company’s founders. When Latham Seeds was founded, many companies promoted “quality products, dependable customer service, and family owned” as core values. That was true for Latham Seeds then, and it still holds true for our company today.

Rehearsals for the show are underway, and I must say I’m really looking forward to dressing in a 1940s period costume and serving as “the voice” of Latham Seeds’ live radio commercial for this production. A Latham Hi-Tech Seeds jingle is also being created, and I can’t wait to hear it!

To help give us all an idea of what the Latham jingle might sound like, I’ve included a link to some jingles from the 1940s for your pleasure. (My favorite is the Alka Seltzer Plop Plop Fizz Fizz commercial; it’s especially fitting for this time of year!)

Thinking about this upcoming radio play reminds me of all the great Christmas classics: “A Christmas Carol (1938).” “It’s a Wonderful Life (1946).” “Miracle on 34th Street (1947).” “A Christmas Story (1983).” What’s your favorite holiday production?