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Keeping Music Alive Through Lockdown VOL. 9

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Hello There! Welcome to the 9th edition of Senior Living Magazine. Winter is definitely upon us and it’s hard to believe that we are already more than half way into the year. In this edition we have changed our crossword provider after some feedback that the level of difficulty was excessive, so we do hope you enjoy the change. We have also included a craft corner which we hope becomes a regular inclusion, and this has been provided courtesy of Snip It in Pinetown.

as we include further specials, recipes and competitions via this channel. The link for competitions, subscriptions, our online directory and other offerings can be obtained by WhatsApping us on 072 632 6023 with the word HELLO. Stay warm!

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Discounts for Pensioners..........pg 4 Enter...The COVID Menace......pg 6 Light Relief!................................pg 8 Poetry Corner............................pg 10 Garden Corner.........................pg 16 Keeping Music Alive!...............pg 18 Craft Corner..............................pg 24

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Collector’s Corner....................pg 26 Cooking Corner........................pg 28 Puzzle Corner............................pg 30 Feeling Lucky?..........................pg 34 Funny Bone!..............................pg 36 In Plain Sight..............................pg 40 WIN WIN WIN!............................pg 44

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Enter... The COVID Menace... A friend told me that I’m always doing stupid things and, as I’m old now, my stories are more funny than sad, so I should write them down. I stared at her angrily, processing the words ‘stupid’, ‘old’ and ‘sad’, but forgot I was driving, didn’t brake when the chap in the car in front did, and smacked into his bumper. He leapt out of his car shouting that I was a menace; I leapt out of my car to shout back, my mask fell off and he called me a complete and utter COVID Menace.

He leapt out of his car shouting that I was a menace... I was born a menace, in fact I think the Latin name for my star sign is Dennis. I was the kid always rocking up at the wrong classroom/time, getting locked in the toilets, pushing my head through the school railings and getting stuck. Then as an adult, turning up at the wrong meeting/time, getting locked in the toilets, and getting my head stuck in the pub’s railings.

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Although I’m old enough to know better, I obviously don’t, and I do tend to dominate the wine bottle… and I can get a bit belligerent. Like the time Nancy asked us to leave her dinner party before we’d even had pudding because, in her words she “... didn’t want things to go too far, especially over a spaghetti episode that happened fifteen years ago, and nobody else was really worried about.” She might not be worried about it, but I do intend to get closure...one day. Nancy’s had it in for me since I ran over her foot at her Tupperware party, which was entirely her fault - you don’t invite people over, tell them to bring their own drinks and you’ll provide snacks, and then give them one measly sausage roll. Anyway, it’s not the end of the world! I ran over my own foot once, when I was trying to push start my car. It wasn’t that bad, although my shoe snapped, more of a grinding sensation than anything else. You didn’t see me thrashing about, throwing my plastic Sunflower Yellow, Summer Picnic Gift Set all over the place and wailing for an ambulance. Really, some people do make a fuss.


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Light Relief! John is this month’s winner of R500, sponsored by Oakleigh Life, for his funny, true-life story! Submit your funny story of up to 130 words and you could win! Send to editor@seniorlivingmag.co.za, using ‘COMIC RELIEF’ as your subject line. South African words like trek, impi, braai, and many more, are in the Oxford Dictionary, but that doesn’t mean everyone in Britain knows them. Among a group of us young South Africans in England in 1961, a girl named “Debbie” amused us. When talking to the locals she spoke just as she would at home.

When talking to the locals she spoke just as she would at home.

In a post office, instead of asking for ‘a threepenny stamp’ she said ‘a tickey stamp’, and was told ‘Madam, all our stamps are sticky’. And needing a head scarf, in a Lancashire village she asked someone where she could buy ‘a doek’. ‘Just down the street, luv – Jones & Son, Butchers and Poulterers.’ I’m not sure if “Debbie” ever learnt to choose her words more carefully. By John Deane

Two runners up will also receive R200 each courtesy of Senior Living Magazine. Working with the elderly can be a laugh a minute sometimes. The other day I was standing on the main verandah greeting some of the residents who were making their way to the dining room for lunch, when I noticed one of the elderly ladies suddenly covering her nose and mouth with her hand. “Ooh, I see you have forgotten your mask,” I giggled as she approached me. She came close

to my ear and quietly whispered back. “Never mind my mask, I forgot to put my teeth in.” With that she turned around and hurried back to her home to retrieve both her mask and her ‘teeth’. Lollie

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Perennial garden patches, with a splash of grouped annuals, can really lift a garden at this time of year, when the KZN Midlands gardens can look a bit dull.

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Keeping Music Alive! Christopher Duigan, and his Music Revival initiative, are synonymous with accessible live classical music concerts performed throughout South Africa, with home-town Pietermaritzburg as its fulcrum. For the past 30 something years, Duigan performed on average 100 performances a year - solo, with associates and with musical ensembles.

Together with virtually the whole global arts community, his ability to perform ground to a halt... Together with virtually the whole global arts community, his ability to perform ground to a halt when live performance opportunities ceased the moment a hard lockdown was declared. In order not to lose momentum, Duigan opted to explore live music concerts streamed from his beautiful Maritzburg home. The concerts have become more technologically sophisticated and more creatively interesting with the passing of the months, and Duigan and his plethora of appreciative loyal

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fans around the country have become comfortable with the twice-weekly musical offerings. Duigan is quite possibly the only concert pianist in the world, and certainly the only pianist in South Africa, to be doing this. “This started off as a temporary project, an interim measure to allow me to perform over hard lockdown, but it is becoming a permanent and important part of my output, and I intend to continue with this, in addition to live concerts which are beginning to open up,” he says.

“My live concerts have appealed particularly to dedicated music lovers, but interestingly the online concerts are also providing a service akin to informal music therapy...” “My live concerts have appealed particularly to dedicated music lovers, but interestingly the online concerts are


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also providing a service akin to informal music therapy - an hour of company and calm amidst all the uncertainty. It is surprising how many of the comments are appreciative of this. It’s not about the music necessarily, but what the music represents. The predictability and structure of music is soothing and reassuring. “I read with interest about the musicians that have performed during times of war and crisis, and am beginning to understand better about the restorative and healing role of music. I am inspired by Myra Hess who arranged 20 000 regular lunchtime concerts over six and a half years during the Second World War - performing amidst the bombing. She personified the war motto of Keep Calm and Carry On. Her commitment and bravery were astonishing.”

“I read with interest about the musicians that have performed during times of war and crisis...” “And of course, the concerts can be watched from anywhere in the world, so I am not bound by geography, which means friends of friends are beginning to join us from all over the place. And that they are regular and free - so the predictability allows people to schedule and plan. Viewers can comment and give feedback on Facebook, so I can respond during the concert which personalises the concert experience. It is such a fascinating process!” Duigan plays carefully structured repertoires of familiar music, interspersed with some original and improv pieces. The tone is informal and cosy - music

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interspersed by conversation, with Chris talking about the pieces being performed… and occasionally apologising for the intrusion of his Dachshunds who wander ‘on stage’!

Pre-lockdown, Christopher was one of South Africa’s busiest concert artists. Pre-lockdown, Christopher was one of South Africa’s busiest concert artists. His performances ranged from those of the core classical repertoire, both as a soloist with orchestra, and in recital, to music well beyond the classical repertoire. His strong sense of community was shown in his active promotion of regular Music Revival concerts across KZN and other parts of the country. These concerts have not only developed new audiences in various communities, but also provided a performance platform for many young and aspiring soloists. Duigan’s work as an entrepreneurial musician has attracted international attention for his innovative and ground-breaking approach, and his activities have been said to be truly representative of a 21st century classical musician.


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The challenge is of course earning an income through the online medium. Duigan is clear that he wants to continue to offer the concerts for free - and invites audiences to make a donation if they are able to, but the financial implications of his concert series are difficult, especially as there are costs involved in creating the concerts.

The challenge is of course earning an income through the online medium. “I hope to find a way to make the numbers work as I intend to continue. In fact, it feels as though I am just getting started!”

Viewers can access all 125 previous livestreams at https://www.youtube. com/c/ChristopherDuigan where they are stored and are viewable. The performance sessions can be viewed LIVE at the above address and also at Facebook https://www.facebook. com/christopherduiganpianist and his website https://www.musicrevival. co.za/ every Wednesday and Saturday at 18h00 (CAT)! Simply go online to one of these sites with your smart phone, tablet, computer or smart TV from one minute to 6:00 pm and refresh the feed - the live-stream will magically appear! The sessions can be viewed free - but donations are requested! Written by Illa Thompson, Publicity Matters

‘SACK’ answer Pour the lentils into the innkeeper’s sack, bind it and turn inside out. Pour in the peas. Then unbind the sack and pour the lentils back into your sack. ‘PEARS’ answer At first, there were 2 pears on the tree. After the wind blew, one pear fell on the ground. So there were no pears on the tree and there were no pears on the ground.

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Collector’s Corner With Daryl Kriel, from Kensington Bond

I have a pair of silver jugs. I’d like to know if they are solid silver, and if so, what are they worth? How old are they, and how can you tell their age? - Margaret

Your two ‘jugs’ are a pair of sauce boats made by Peter Taylor of London during the reign of King George II (1727 – 1760) and are worth between R8 000 and R10 000. Hallmarking of silver started in England as far back as 1238, when Henry III made the earliest attempt to regulate the quality of silver and gold. The lion passant mark was used from 1544, additional marks being used to show the maker, area of assay and date. In the years of your sauce boats, King George II declared counterfeiting

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hallmarks a felony, punishable by death. These hallmarks allow us to identify silver work from the UK with relative ease. Other countries also have hallmarks, but are not nearly as easy to follow as the English hallmarks. The regulation of the quality of silver and gold was very important to the English, due to the fact that it was used as their primary currency. The regulations have changed over the years, the latest being in 1975 to include platinum.

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simmer for another 30 minutes. 5. Add all the veggies, season and keep adding stock to ensure the veggies are covered with liquid at all times (if you need more liquid, add warm water). Simmer for 90 minutes or until the meat is tender and the veggies are soft. Croutons: 1. Cut stale bread into small blocks. 2. In a bowl, add a good drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of garlic and herb dry spice and toss until the bread is coated. 3. Line a baking tray with baking paper and lay out on a single layer of bread cubes and bake in a 100 °C oven until crispy. 4. Remove from oven and cool. Serve the soup with the croutons sprinkled on top. Source: Chef Lucas, Bethany Gardens


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Puzzle Corner Keep your mind sharp with our puzzles! PEARS There are a few trees in a garden. On one of them, a pear tree, there are pears (quite logical). But after a strong wind blew, there were neither pears on the tree nor on the ground. How come? SACK A poor farmer went to the market to sell some peas and lentils. However, as he had only one sack and didn’t want to mix peas and lentils, he poured in the peas first, tied the sack in the middle, and then filled the top portion of the sack with the lentils. At the market a rich innkeeper happened by with his own sack. He wanted to buy the peas, but he did not want the lentils. Pouring the seed anywhere else but the sacks is considered soiling. Trading sacks is not allowed. The farmer can’t cut a hole in his sack. How would you transfer the peas to the innkeeper’s sack, which he wants to keep, without soiling the produce?

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2. Win a R300 gift voucher, courtesy of PMB Security, by finding the advert that this excerpt (puzzle piece) has been taken from. To enter, go to the link provided via WhatsApp, then fill in your name and contact details, use the word PUZZLE as the COMPETITION KEYWORD and the page number and location of the advert as the COMPETITION ANSWER. Winners will be drawn on the 16th of August and notified via email/ phone call.

See pages 7 and 44 for more great competitions! We are always looking for funny, true-life snippets to share with our readers. Share yours, and if we print it, you will be rewarded with R500 cash (courtesy of Oakleigh Life). Submit your original story to editor@seniorlivingmag.co.za (use COMIC RELIEF as your subject line). See page 8 for the July issue winner’s funny, true-life story!

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Funny Bone! A new client had just come in to see a famous lawyer. “Can you tell me how much you charge?” asked the client. “Of course,” the lawyer replied, “I charge $200 to answer three questions!” “Well that’s a bit steep, isn’t it?” “Yes it is,” said the lawyer, “And what’s your third question?”

What’s the best thing about Switzerland? I don’t know, but the flag’s a big plus! A man had $30 000 and was about to die, so he hired a doctor, a preacher, and a lawyer. The man told the three to each throw $10 000 of his money into his grave. When the man died, they did as he had asked. Months later, the doctor confessed: “I only threw in $7000 and used $3000 for

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medical research. Then the preacher confessed: “I only threw in $8000 and used $2000 for church repairs. Then the lawyer said: “I’m ashamed of you two. I wrote a cheque for the full $10 000 and threw it in.” George went for his annual check-up. He told the doctor he felt fine, but often had to go to the bathroom during the night. “But you know Doc, I’m blessed. God knows my eyesight is going, so he puts on the light when I pee, and turns it off when I’m done!” A little later in the day, Dr Smith called George’s wife and said: “Your husband’s test results were fine, but he said something strange that has been bugging me. He claims that God turns the light on and off for him when he uses the bathroom at night.” Thelma exclaimed: “That old fool! He’s been peeing in the refrigerator again!” Source: www.jokes4us.com and www.rd.com


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In Plain Sight A day spent at the Cheetah Plains watering hole delivered a veritable feast for a budding photographer like myself. Upon arrival, I spotted two sun-bathing hippos wallowing in the muddy water, with little movement other than the occasional yawn revealing their massive tusks.

Three buffalo bulls were the next to catch my eye. Interestingly, after a male buffalo’s mating days have come to an end and they start to age, they tend to find it difficult to keep up with the rest of the herd and start falling behind. Lone bulls are known as “dagga boys” (mud boys) and are renowned for being very moody and listless. Three such bulls sat in the water enjoying the cool relief that

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the water brought to their hot bodies, whilst casually chewing the cud. A few bachelor and mixed herds of impala visited the watering hole, under the watchful eye of a leopard by the name of “Quarantine”, who didn’t seem too bothered to pursue them - perhaps impala were not on the menu that day. The impala remained blissfully unaware of the leopard’s presence, but were on high alert, never drinking for too long, because of what could potentially be in the water and out.

Lone bulls are known as “dagga boys” (mud boys)... As a mother and baby kudu came down to get a drink of much-needed water, the leopard’s interest was piqued, and he sat up on his branch, licking his lips.


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The kudu were blissfully unaware of the impending feast, when the leopard broke out into a gallop, heading right for the baby! The baby kudu was faster than the leopard, this time, and lived another day to tell the tale.

Its nest can weigh up to 40 or 50 kgs and is strong enough to support the weight of a fully-grown human. Other animals such as monitors and owls will use the nest once the Hamerkop is done with it. Wood Sandpipers are probers, and will pick worms from below the mud, but will also feed on other land and water insects, making short flights to catch some of those insects in mid-flight.

Only the toughest animals will survive a drought Warthogs love nothing better than a lekker mud bath. It cools them down, but also helps to rid them of various parasites. This hog’s mid-afternoon spa treatment was followed by a short trek back into the bush. The Hamerkop is a water bird that feeds mostly on small aquatic animals such as frogs, smaller fish, and aquatic insects.

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Only the toughest animals will survive a drought - the weaker animals will die and the stronger ones will live to see another breeding season. That’s what natural selection is for. This allows the environment to bounce back, with less traffic around the watering holes, and less activity in the area will give the grasses, plants and trees a chance to regenerate. By: Josh Gilbert


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