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Monarchies Around the Glob e: Kings, Queens & Sultans
All eyes turn to England this month as Britain crowns a new ruler for the first time in 70 years. Other lesser-known sovereigns worldwide continue to rule, or at least lead, their people.
BY KAREN SZABO
Educating the Royals
If the thought of a royal education conjures images of private etiquette lessons at the castle, you may be surprised by the training modern princes and princesses receive.
BY KELSEY HOLDER
Enjoy a Royal Beverage at Teatime
Even if your royal coronation invitation was lost in the mail, you’ll find several local tea rooms where you can take afternoon tea as if you were to the manor born.
BY LINDSAY MORRIS
Keeping the Royals Safe
Royal family members take part in more than 2,000 special events each year. Who receives personal protection services, and what do those services involve?
BY DEE DUREN, MANAGING EDITOR
The Crown Jewels
The Coronation Regalia are at the heart of the British Crown Jewels which usually reside at the Tower of London. Learn more about this priceless collection.
BY JULIE WENGER WATSON
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Letter From Eileen
Dear Vintage Reader:
Happy May! I hope you enjoy this Anglophile issue of LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine. I learned so much while reading the articles, all in anticipation of the big coronation. It should be quite the pageant. When I think of May (call me self-serving), I think of Mother’s Day. It did originate in the U.K., where it is often called Mothering Day. The holiday originated centuries ago when children as young as 10 might enter the workforce. Mothering Day, which took place during Lent, was an opportunity for the whole family to set aside work and be together for that one day. It has evolved for modern times but still typically takes place in March in America’s mother country.
In the United States, Mother’s Day began as a holiday to seek peace. Julia Ward Howe, famous for composing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” was its founder. During the days of the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, she wrote “The Mother’s Day Proclamation,” imploring mothers to save their sons by asserting their influence to bring about peace. Fast forward to 1908 in West Virginia: Anne Jarvis held a remembrance for her own mother in May. Her daughter continued to celebrate Mother’s Day after her mother’s death, “in honor of peace.” She became frustrated at what she perceived as the commercialization of the holiday. She was arrested for protesting outside flower shops, and she complained loudly against a Mother’s Day postage stamp. Despite this, President Woodrow Wilson made it an official holiday in 1914.
I love flowers and am not encouraging any protest in their opposition! I remember as a child that women would pin flowers on for church on Mother’s Day. At that time, you wore a red rose if your mother was living and a white rose if she had passed.
I think of my mother and grandmother every day, but especially on Mother’s Day. If your mother is still here, celebrate her wildly. If you are a mother reading this, allow yourself to be celebrated, and enjoy some peace.
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MAY 1, 1856: Calamity Jane is Born
Martha Jane Canary was 13 when her family moved from Missouri to Montana during the gold rush. She learned to ride and shoot, preferring to dress in men’s clothing. Jane gained fame with exploits like riding a bull down a main street. She embellished her history to create the Calamity Jane persona. A performer, Calamity represented the Wild West to many before her death at age 51.
MAY 6, 1994: Chunnel Opens in Europe
A railway tunnel under the English Channel was officially opened, linking Folkestone, England, with Coquelles, France, 31 miles away. The “Chunnel” is the world’s longest undersea tunnel with an average depth of 150 feet below the seabed. Every day, about 30,000 people, 6,000 cars, and 3,500 trucks make the journey on trains. The tunnel cost $16 billion and showed its first net profit in 1999.
Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) was an English ballerina who spent her career as a dancer at the Sadler’s Wells Ballet. She became the Royal Ballet, and was named the prima ballerina assoluta by Queen Elizabeth II.
This Month in History
MAY 10, 1940: Winston Churchill Becomes Prime Minister Winston Churchill was appointed British prime minister to replace Neville Chamberlain after the latter lost a confidence vote in the House of Commons. Chamberlain had signed an agreement in 1938 that conceded Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany. Churchill, known for his military leadership, outlined a plan of resistance and promised his country that the British people would never surrender to Adolf Hitler’s Germany.
MAY 19, 1588: Spanish Armada Sets Sail for England
The “Invincible Armada” set sail from Lisbon on a mission to secure control of the English Channel with 130 ships and 30,000 men. Delayed by storms, the ships reached the southern coast of England in late July. The outnumbered English navy used longrange guns to bombard the Spanish fleet which eventually returned at half-strength to Spain. The victory established England as a world-class naval power.
MAY 23, 1941: Lord Mountbatten’s Ship Sunk
Captain Lord Louis Mountbatten, a cousin of Britain’s King George VI, was thrown from the bridge of his destroyer off the shore of Crete during a WWII battle. Divebombers attacked the HMS Kelly, killing 130 crewmembers. Mountbatten swam to shore and headed up the rescue operation. He was the only man other than the king to hold rank in all three military services at the same time.
MAY 27, 1963: Bob Dylan’s Breakthrough Album Released
“The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” album transformed the folksinger into an international star. Dylan’s songwriting talents had been introduced to the world by Peter, Paul and Mary’s cover of “Blowin’ in the Wind,” but his first album in 1962 had only two original compositions including an ode to Woody Guthrie. “Freewheelin’” had 11 original songs, establishing Dylan as the voice of the civil rights movement.
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Four women in Tulsa’s Shakespeare Club, which was founded in 1915.
The 1959 Cinderella Ball sponsored by Vandevers Department Store.
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Thomas Gilcrease standing beside the River Avon at Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom, in 1906.
The Superior Tea Room, located at 514 S. Main Ave. in Tulsa. Stephen A. Pryannis and John A. Pryannis owned the business, which was open from 1920 to 1922 on the ground floor of the same building that contained Hotel Cotton.
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CAREGIVER TOOL BELT
Building a Support System
BY ERIN POWELL, CAREGIVER SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Caregiving is a team sport. I regularly remind caregivers of this fact in support groups and individual and family meetings: this is not a game you play man-to-man! Taking on the care of another individual can be an overwhelming prospect and is a burden that is best shared.
So, building a support system is one of the important tools in your caregiver tool belt. There are two kinds of support, informal and formal. Let’s start with informal support and talk about the ways you can start building a support system as a caregiver.
BUILDING AN INFORMAL SUPPORT TEAM
An informal support team is usually comprised of family members and friends. But don’t just think of your friends; consider the person you are caring for – their friends and family as well. The men they have breakfast with each week, neighbors, the bridge group they’ve been a part of for years, the former coworkers who stay in touch, or the church they are members of. Is there anyone who
A huge part of building support is asking for help – and for many, it can be a daunting task. Here are some tips that may help you use the tool of building a support system.
1. BE SPECIFIC
A general “I need help” won’t always work. Ask for specific things that would help relieve a burden. Consider the things that do not need to be done EXCLUSIVELY by you. Folks who like control … this is going to be a challenge for you. Consider starting with things like yardwork, cooking, transportation, phone calls, or visits to give you a break or offer socialization and entertainment.
has offered their help or support? A well-meaning, “let me know if there’s anything I can do” shouldn’t be brushed aside. I often encourage caregivers to write those people’s names down. Keep an actual list of people who say they are willing to help. Another way of building support is making sure that others are aware of the situation. It can be hard to share the private struggles of caregiving, but letting others in may help people recognize the ways they could be helpful to you. Many people use Facebook to reach out to a large number of friends and ask who would like to stay informed. People who respond can then be invited to a private group where you regularly share posts regarding care needs and other updates. Many families will start a “family and friends” text or email thread. You could consider starting a blog or utilizing an app that is specific to caregiving like Caring Bridge, Carely, or Lotsa Helping Hands.
BUILDING A FORMAL SUPPORT SYSTEM
Let’s say you are still hitting dead ends. You’ve exhausted your current
informal support, and it’s not enough. That leads us to the next support system, formal support. Formal support includes the professionals, agencies, nonprofits, and organizations that exist to help provide care for your loved one (and for you).
These formal support systems are also a part of your caregiving team. The doctors, nurses, your therapist, caregiving agencies, adult day health centers, the support group that you’ve joined, and the education classes you’ve signed up for utilize the resources in the community to help support you along your caregiving journey. It’s what they – and we– are here for!
Not sure what’s out there? If you are in Tulsa and surrounding areas, give LIFE Senior Service’s SeniorLine a call at (918) 664-9000 or tollfree at (866) 664-9009. Another great resource is LIFE’s Vintage Guide to Housing and Services at LIFEseniorservices.org under the “Education and Resources” tab.
2. THE WORST THEY CAN SAY IS NO
If you can manage to keep expectations somewhat in check, the worst that will happen is they say no, and you are in the same situation you are in now. There’s very little harm in asking! Yes, some people might disappoint you. But there are several that might surprise you as well.
3. ACCEPT HELP
Time and time again I hear caregivers turn down help that’s offered because they don’t want to be a burden. Allowing others to help you is not admitting weakness; it is not defeat. I’ll take it a step further by saying that denying others the chance to help is doing them a disservice. Beyond the relief it can provide for you, not asking for help denies others the chance to feel like they are contributing. It cuts them off from what can sometimes be a very rewarding experience. If you are turning down help, ask yourself the hard question of why. Being a good receiver of help takes a fair amount of practice, but it’s a beautiful and worthwhile skill to hone.
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Have you read a book you really enjoyed and now it needs a new home? LIFE Senior Services is hosting a book drive to collect new or gently used books for its new Blind Date with a Book event. The event will be part of the Senior LIFEstyle & Wellness Expo on July 11 at Expo Square.
LIFE is accepting donations of up to five books per donor. Books are limited to fiction and non-fiction. Both paperback and hardback will be accepted.
Drop-offs will be on Thursday, May 18 and Tuesday, June 20 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at LIFE Senior Services’ Central Office, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa. Look for the signs. Please generously share your favorite books and help us spread wonderful reads to curious seniors. We appreciate your support!
Expert antiques appraiser Rocky Randolph will be returning to the 2023 Senior LIFEstyle & Wellness Expo! Rocky has been buying and selling antiques since he was 14, and he has a wide knowledge of their value. He will evaluate your jewelry, glass, pottery, art, and other collectibles in LIFE’s second annual Antiques Sideshow event. There is no charge for the estimate.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
You must be pre-registered to have your treasure appraised.
•To register, email a photo of the item you would like to bring to info@LIFEseniorservices.org. Include your name, phone number, and email address.
• If you are among the first 40 to register, LIFE will contact you to set up a timeframe for you to visit with Rocky on July 11.
• No furniture or large, heavy items will be accepted. Remember, you are responsible for carrying your items into the Expo.
• Rocky will evaluate some items in front of the Senior Stage and others in a booth. Please indicate if you have a preference when you register.
• If you don’t have access to email, mail the photo and your information to Dee Duren, 5330 E. 31st St., Ste. 800, Tulsa, OK 74135.
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Medicare and Health Savings Accounts
BY KATHY JONES, MEDICARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MANAGER AT LIFE SENIOR SERVICES
Basics of Medicare Seminar With LIFE Senior Services
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are accounts for individuals with highdeductible health plans (HDHPs). Funds contributed to an HSA are not taxed when put into the HSA or when taken out, as long as they are used to pay for qualified medical expenses. Your employer may oversee your HSA, or you may have an individual HSA that is overseen by a bank, credit union, or insurance company.
How do I qualify for an HSA?
To qualify to put money into an HSA, you must be enrolled in a high-deductible health plan also known as an HDHP. Some HDHPs have large deductibles that members must meet before receiving coverage. This means members pay in full for most healthcare services until they reach their deductible for the year. After meeting the deductible, the HDHP covers all the members’ costs for the remainder of the year.
What happens if I enroll in Medicare and have an HSA?
If you enroll in Medicare Part A and/ or B, you can no longer contribute pre-tax dollars to your HSA. This is because to contribute pre-tax dollars to an HSA you cannot have any health insurance other than an
HDHP. The month your Medicare begins, you should change your contribution to your HSA to zero dollars per month. However, you may continue to withdraw money from your HSA after you enroll in Medicare to help pay for medical expenses, such as deductibles, premiums, copayments, and coinsurances. If you use the account for qualified medical expenses, it will continue to be tax-free.
Should I delay enrollment in Medicare so I can continue contributing to my HSA?
Whether you should delay enrolling in Medicare so you can continue contributing to your HSA depends on your circumstances. If you work for a small employer (fewer than 20 employees), you may need Medicare in order to have primary insurance, even though you will lose the tax advantages of your HSA. Healthcare coverage from small employers pays secondary to Medicare. Meaning, if you fail to enroll in Medicare when you are first eligible, you may have little or no health coverage. Health coverage from an employer with 20 or more employees pays primary to Medicare, so you may choose to delay Medicare enrollment. If you choose to delay Medicare enrollment because you are still
working and want to continue contributing to your HSA, you must also wait to collect Social Security retirement benefits. This is because most individuals who are collecting Social Security benefits when they become eligible for Medicare are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A. You cannot decline Part A while collecting Social Security benefits.
If you decide to delay enrolling in Medicare, make sure to stop contributing to your HSA at least six months before you plan to enroll in Medicare. When you enroll in Medicare Part A, you receive up to six months of retroactive coverage, not going back farther than your initial month of eligibility. If you do not stop HSA contributions at least six months before Medicare enrollment, you may incur a tax penalty.
NOTE: In either case, you have access to the Part B Special Enrollment Period (SEP) when you lose coverage or retire.
Sources: www.medicareinteractive.org and www.healthcare.gov
If you are newly eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, this seminar is for you. LIFE's Medicare experts will cover the basics of Medicare and what you need to know to make informed decisions about your coverage options.
LIFE's Medicare Assistance Program is now taking appointments for these upcoming seminars:
• May 17
• June 21
• July 19
• August 16
• September 20
Legacy Plaza East Conference Center 5330 E. 31st St., Tulsa 10 a.m. to Noon
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUESTED
To reserve your space, call the Medicare Assistance Program at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1189.
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King Charles III
The longest-serving royal heir will soon be crowned king on May 6, 2023.
Where to Watch
The ceremony is expected to be broadcast live but if you would like to celebrate King Charles’ Coronation in person, Tulsa’s White Lion Pub is planning a private, reservations only dinner on May 7.
AROUND THE GLOBE • Kings, Queens & Sultans •
BY KAREN SZABO
Americans are obsessed with royalty. From the Netflix series “The Crown,” to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and Disney’s princesses, our popular culture is awash with royalty –which is odd in a country that was born out of a rebellion against a king.
“In the United States, we like the pomp and grandeur of royalty,” said Kody Engle, world history teacher at Jenks High School. “We’re familiar with monarchies, but from a distance. For the most part, we don’t really know what it’s like to live under one. In the United States, we look more to the British monarchy, but there are many other monarchies around the world.”
OPERATION GOLDEN ORB
With the Coronation of King Charles this month, our fascination with the royals isn’t going away anytime soon.
King Charles III’s coronation – code-named Operation Golden Orb – will take place on Saturday, May 6 at Westminster Abbey, where the ceremony has been held for the last 900 years. It will be conducted by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
Coronation ceremonies came out of a historic need to bring stability to European monarchies amid competing claims to their thrones, as well as traditions of church involvement in the state. The palace describes the ceremony as “a solemn religious service” that acknowledges the king’s role as both the head of state and head of the Church of England.
“The only significant part of the ceremony is when Charles becomes head of the Church of England,” explained Engle. “He became king the moment Queen Elizabeth died, so the coronation is more symbolic.”
MONARCHIES AROUND THE GLOBE, continued on page 16.
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King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will travel to Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace as part of “The King’s Procession.” Once inside Westminster Abbey, the coronation will follow instructions laid out in the Liber Regalis or “royal book,” a medieval Latin manuscript that describes the order of service.
There Are Five Key Stages
1. THE RECOGNITION – During the Recognition, the Archbishop of Canterbury is expected to proclaim King Charles “the undoubted King” and call on the attendees to support him.
2. THE CORONATION OATH – The only part of the coronation ceremony that is required by law is the Coronation Oath. The exact wording of the oath has varied over the centuries. Queen Elizabeth II swore to rule the U.K. and Commonwealth countries according to law, exercise justice with mercy, and maintain the Church of England. It is expected that King Charles’ oath will be similar, though he is expected to recognize all faiths.
3. THE ANOINTING – After the oath, the Archbishop of Canterbury will anoint Charles with a cross on the forehead, chest and hands with holy oil to show that the monarch has been chosen by God. This sacred moment is barred from the cameras by covering the monarch with a canopy. The anointing oil will contain a vegan mixture of olive oil, orange blossoms, roses, jasmine, cinnamon, and sesame oil.
London pharmacy John Bell and Croyden holds the “recipe and a sample of the famous anointing oil used when a new sovereign is crowned,” according to its website. It displays a replica of the bottle of oil in its London shop, but the actual oil is under lock and key.
4. THE INVESTITURE – Next the monarch will put on ceremonial clothing known as the Colobium Sindonis and the Supertunica, a full-length coat made of gold silk cloth. The King will then be invested with the coronation bracelets – known as armills – representing sincerity and wisdom, followed by the stole, the robe royal, and the orb. King Charles will also be presented with the coronation ring, the scepter with the cross, and the rod with the dove.
The King will be crowned with the solid gold, 17th Century St. Edward’s Crown. It is exceptionally heavy and only used at the moment of coronation. Charles will switch to the Imperial State Crown before the end of the ceremony and wear that as he leaves.
The Queen Consort will be crowned with Queen Mary’s Crown, which has been taken out of the Tower of London to be resized ahead of the ceremony. It is thought to be the first time in recent history that an existing crown will be “recycled” for a coronation.
King Charles has personally chosen the music for the ceremony, which will feature 12 newly commissioned pieces, including an anthem from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Part of the service will be sung in Welsh, and there will be Greek Orthodox music in memory of the King’s father, Prince Philip, who was born in Greece.
5. THE ENTHRONEMENT AND HOMAGE – Traditionally the king is expected to take Holy Communion and go into the shrine of St. Edward the Confessor, which is behind the high altar. He will put on the Imperial State Crown and purple velvet robe and emerge for the final procession through the Abbey carrying the orb and scepter. The congregation will sing “God Save the King,” the United Kingdom’s National Anthem.
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The timing of a monarch’s coronation varies based on circumstances and world events.
“Only months into his reign, King Edward VIII caused a constitutional crisis by his proposal to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. It was socially unacceptable and would have conflicted with his status as head of the Church of England. He abdicated after 326 days – less than a year on the throne,” Engle explained.
While Edward’s coronation was canceled, the date of the event, May 12, 1937, was not. His brother King George VI was crowned on that date instead.According to royal expert Jennie Bond, King Charles’ coronation is set to be “more inclusive” after recent royal controversies about a host of cultural topics and that the scaled-back event will “reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in long-standing traditions and pageantry.”
In addition to the Royal Family, those attending the coronation include the prime minister, representatives from the Houses of Parliament, heads of state, and other royals from around the world.
THE CORONATION PROCESSION
After the service, the king and queen will return to Buckingham Palace in the Coronation Procession, this time joined by other members of the royal family. After returning to Buckingham Palace, the newly crowned king and queen will appear on the balcony to greet the crowds.
Buckingham Palace has announced various events for the weekend, including The Big Lunch – series of street parties across the U.K. – and a special Coronation Concert and laser light show at Windsor Castle on Sunday, May 7. People are also being invited to volunteer for projects in their local community, as part of the Big Help Out initiative.
Monarchies of Distinction
While most of America’s attention is turned toward the British Royal Family, there are 43 monarchies around the world.
Absolute monarchies – where the king or queen has full authority over the entire nation – are few and far between. There are currently only five in the world: Brunei, Eswatini, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Vatican City.
“The most significant absolute monarch today is Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,” Engle said. The royal family’s vast numbers allow it to control most of the kingdom’s important posts and be involved and present at all levels of government.
“Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and is governed under an absolute monarchy, but the pope is elected by the cardinals. It’s the most renowned, significant elective monarchy in the world,” Engle added.
Constitutional monarchies divide power with a constitutionally founded government. In this situation, the monarch, while having ceremonial duties and certain responsibilities, does not have any political power. Today constitutional monarchies are mostly associated with Western European countries such as the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Luxembourg, Monaco, Liechtenstein, and Sweden. However, the two most populous constitutional monarchies in the world are in Asia: Japan and Thailand.
“Cambodia and Thailand both have constitutional but authoritarian monarchies,” explained Engle. “Hun Sen has been the prime minister of Cambodia since 1998. He’s the longest-serving Cambodian head of government, and one of the longest-serving leaders in the world. Thailand has had 17 constitutions in the last 90 years with the most recent one in 2007.”
According to legend, the Imperial House of Japan was founded in 660 BCE by Japan’s first Emperor, Jimmu, making it the oldest continuous hereditary monarchy in the world. The current emperor of Japan is Emperor Akihito, a direct descendant of Jimmu. He is the only remaining emperor in the world today.
On the other end of the spectrum, Bhutan has the newest monarchy, having been founded in 1907. Bhutan is a democratic, constitutional monarchy with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the head of state. Executive power is vested in the cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Jigme Thinley.
The smallest monarchy can be found off the northeast coast of Sardinia, Italy. Tavolara is a 5-square-kilometer island ruled by 83-year-old former fisherman, “King” Antonio Bertoleoni. The world’s tiniest kingdom is home to 11 part-time residents and about 100 mountain goats.
Monarchies are the oldest form of government, with the earliest evidence showing they existed during Ancient Egypt in 3100 BCE. Back then, monarchs were called pharaohs, but throughout history, they have gone by khan, tsar, sultan, emperor, king, and queen.
While there are still a number of monarchies in existence today, it’s a system of government that has been falling out of favor. “Nations are moving away from monarchies as a result of decolonization and the rise of the United Nations and greater sovereignty of nations as a whole,” said Kody Engle, Jenks Public Schools world history teacher. “Even in places like the U.K., monarchies are a national symbol and political unifier.”
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King Charles III and the Queen Consort Camilla
Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
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King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Head of State in Bhutan
King Charles’ Coronation Encourages Volunteerism
As part of the celebrations for King Charles III’s coronation, people in the U.K. are being encouraged to spend a day volunteering in their local community. The Big Help Out will take place on Monday, May 8 and will highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation.
But you don’t have to travel across the pond to make a difference! You can give back to your community right here at home. LIFE Senior Services’ Give 5 program is a great way to connect with meaningful volunteer opportunities. Give 5 is a civic matchmaking program that gives retired seniors an opportunity to find the perfect nonprofit.
In five weekly meetings, Give 5ers learn about the most challenging problems facing the community and ways their skills and passions can help make a difference. Each week, participants spend the morning learning about the community, challenges, and volunteer opportunities from education to healthcare to housing and more. In the afternoon, they board a bus to visit nonprofits that could use their help as volunteers.
Give 5 graduates agree to donate at least five hours a month to a nonprofit that fits their interests. From being an Ambassador at the Tulsa International Airport to helping children at Emergency Infant Services to volunteering at the Food Bank, Reading Partners, or Coffee Bunker, there’s something for everyone.
Five Ways to Help Your Community
1. VOLUNTEER – Sign up for the Give 5 program at LIFE Senior Services or contact an organization you believe does good work. Offer your time and energy.
2. DONATE BLOOD IF YOU’RE ABLE – Just one blood donation can save up to three lives. Regular blood donations are linked to lower blood pressure and a lower risk of heart attacks.
3. LEARN FIRST AID – Be prepared to help those who have a sudden medical need by taking courses in CPR, first aid, and other lifesaving skills.
4. SHARE THE WEALTH – If you can afford to donate money to a reputable charity, do so. Or check with your favorite charity to see what items are needed.
5. CLEAN IT UP – Organize a neighborhood cleanup by inviting others to help spruce up a nearby park or waterway. Help a neighbor with yard work.
For more information, visit LIFEseniorservices.org and click on the “Support LIFE” tab. To see other volunteering opportunities, go to Share Your Time and Talent on page 29.
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BY LINDSAY MORRIS
What better way to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla than with traditional afternoon tea? Right here in the Tulsa area, several teatime options will leave you feeling as prim and proper as a royal.
Before we explore those options, let’s dive into the history of afternoon tea and high tea, and what the difference is between the two.
Afternoon tea was introduced in England in 1840 by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford. The Duchess would become hungry around 4 p.m.
The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at 8 p.m., leaving a long time between lunch and dinner.
The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread, butter, and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers, and she started inviting friends to join her.
High tea originated from the working class and has evolved to just be supper or dinner. It was eaten at 5 p.m. or later and usually consisted of a hearty meal (meat or fish, bread, and vegetables) and a pot of tea. The word “high” came into play because the meal was often eaten at a high table with high back chairs. It was a full meal to feed men and women who had been working all day.
The main differences between the two “tea times” are the time of day and the origins of the classes that practiced these traditions. Afternoon tea is typically served in the mid-afternoon, whereas high tea is typically served in the late afternoon. Afternoon tea originated from the upper class, and high tea was derived from the working class.
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Tulsa Area Tea Rooms
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On a rolling hill just south of downtown is one of Tulsa’s finest examples of English TudorCollegiate Gothic architecture, the Harwelden Mansion. Since entering new ownership in 2018, the Mansion has been hosting regular Afternoon Teas in pure British fashion.
When the teas first started, they were held monthly. Due to their popularity, they have expanded to twice monthly with an additional quarterly princess tea for the younger set. Harwelden also hosts private teas.
May Afternoon Teas will be held May 2 and 16 at 2:30 p.m. Guests have the option to choose between regular Afternoon Tea or Tea Royale, which includes an alcoholic drink. Reservations must be made in advance at harweldenmansion. com. General Admission for Afternoon Tea is $59, while Tea Royale is $69.
In May, the Mansion is celebrating its 100th birthday. The mansion was built in 1923 by oilman Earl Harwell and his wife Mary. I have attended two Afternoon Teas at Harwelden Mansion and have had lovely experiences. Harwelden has consulted with people from different parts of England to create a truly authentic Afternoon Tea experience, says Amber Acosta, operations manager for Harwelden Mansion. The tea is hosted by Jezz Strutt, who is from a little village called Alderly Edge in Cheshire, not far from Manchester, U.K.
“She taught me how to make tea,” Acosta says. “You count how many people are at the table and you put one teaspoon of tea leaves in for each person and then add an extra into the pot.”
Afternoon Tea at Harwelden is a leisurely experience. When you first arrive, you will be given the opportunity to visit the Hat Room and pick out an enormous hat to wear, if you wish. Strutt guides guests through the proper way to serve the tea and basic Afternoon Tea manners. Each table appoints a “mother,” who acts as the table hostess and serves the tea. Guests are served a lovely tray of decadent, petite sandwiches, petit fours, macarons, and my personal favorite: fluffy scones with cream and jam.
Following the tea, you will be offered a tour of the mansion. I really enjoyed seeing the new lavish overnight suites. Guests for Afternoon Tea can receive a discount on a suite if they decide to stay overnight.
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Stonehorse Café in Utica Square hosts Afternoon Tea Tuesdays through Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. with a nice variety of teas. Guests must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance.
Tea service includes an elegant display of savory bites, tea sandwiches, scones, and an assortment of sweets for $35 per person.
PINK HOUSE IN THE BELVEDERE MANSION
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The Pink House, which now operates out of the historic Belvedere Mansion in Claremore, hosts tea parties upon request for a minimum of 10 guests. Guests can choose between High Tea for $25 per person, which is served in courses and includes a pot of tea, a bowl of soup, mini quiche, savories, finger sandwiches, two kinds of scones with cream and jam, and multiple desserts, or Afternoon Tea for $19 per person, which features a pot of tea, mini quiche, finger sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and dessert.
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Lindsay Morris and family attend tea at Harwelden.
Her accent and manners set the tone for the teatime.
THE CROWN Formoreinformation, visithrp.org.uk.
The magnificent solid gold frame weighs nearly 5 pounds and is adorned with semi-precious stones.
St. Edward’s Crown
BY JULIE WENGER WATSON
Tucked away for centuries in the Tower of London’s Jewel House is a priceless collection of over 23,578 gemstones and sacred objects. Collectively called the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, they are made up of more than 100 extraordinary ceremonial items, all of which are deeply connected with the British monarchy. More than just a popular tourist attraction, the Crown Jewels are historically, culturally, and symbolically valuable.
WHAT ARE THEY?
The Crown Jewels are a collection of crowns, scepters, orbs, medals, rings, and more, held in trust by British monarchs for the nation. They have been handed down from monarch to monarch throughout history. The Crown Jewels symbolize the monarch’s right and authority to sit on the throne and include objects used at coronations, crowns, robes, and a collection of medals and royal christening fonts. The jewels are estimated to be worth between $1.2 to $5.8 billion.
ST. EDWARD’S SAPPHIRE
FIT FOR A KING
The Imperial State Crown was made for the Coronation of King George VI in 1937, replacing the crown made for Queen Victoria in 1838.
THE BLACK PRINCE’S RUBY
The Black Prince’s Ruby set into the cross at the front of the crown is actually a balas or spinel, a semi-precious stone.
The crown is made of gold and set with 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls, and four rubies. THE
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The Imperial State Crown
Only three people in the world are allowed to touch them: the current monarch King Charles III, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the crown jeweler, currently Mark Appleby. Among the collection is St. Edward’s Crown. Resting on a gold frame weighing close to five pounds and adorned with semi-precious stones, it’s used to crown a new king or queen during the coronation ceremony. The Imperial State Crown is one of the most recognizable pieces. Made of gold and set with 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls, and four rubies, it also contains some of the most famous jewels in the collection like the Black Prince’s Ruby, the Stuart Sapphire, and the Cullinan II diamond. Dating back to the time of Queen Victoria, this is the crown that was placed on Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin as the Queen was lying-in-state in Westminster Abbey following her death last fall.
The Coronation (or Royal) Regalia are another important part of the Crown Jewels. Considered sacred objects, the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross, the Sovereign’s Orb, and the Coronation Spoon are used during the coronation ceremony to represent the powers and responsibilities of the monarch.
Tulsa jeweler Rachel Rose Dazey, Dillon Rose Jewelry, has been Although she’s yet to see the Crown fascinated by what they represent and personal perspective.
“As a jeweler, the Crown Jewels goldsmithing techniques and studying for over a decade. Witnessing would be incredible,” she said.
“I have a deep appreciation for utilized in the creation of the Crown history of what the pieces and
THE CROWN JEWELS THE MODERN WORLD
The Crown Jewels are still a major millions of annual visitors to London while continuing to serve an important British monarchy. Tourists who
St. Edward’s Crown was last used for crowning Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
According to legend, St. Edward’s Sapphire taken from the ring of Edward the confessor, when his body was moved to a new the 12th century.
A NEW LEGACY
St. Edward’s Crown was made for the coronation of Charles II to replace the medieval crown melted down by parliamentarians in 1649, after the execution of King Charles I.
THE OLDEST OBJECT
One of the oldest objects in the Crown Jewels is the twelfthcentury Coronation Spoon. It is used for anointing the sovereign with holy oil, the most sacred part of the coronation ceremony.
The Coronation Spoon
THE CULLINAN I DIAMOND
The Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross has been used at every coronation since Charles II’s in 1661. It was transformed in 1910 for George V by the addition of the spectacular Cullinan I diamond. At 530.2 carats, it is the largest colorless cut diamond in the world.
FIT FOR A QUEEN
Royal History in a Flash
Crowns have been used for coronations as far back as the medieval age. William the Conqueror began the “modern” tradition of holding coronations at Westminster Abbey with his own ceremony on Christmas Day in 1066. Although coronation ceremonies have continued to incorporate much of the same ritual ever since, most of the Royal Regalia used in the early ceremonies was destroyed, melted down, or sold off in 1649 after the execution of Charles I and the temporary end of the monarchy that followed.
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During the coronation the monarch is presented with objects representing their powers and responsibilities. This is called the investiture. Among the objects is the Sovereign’s Orb, a golden globe surmounted by a cross. The Orb was created for Queen Mary II 1689.
The Sovereign’s Sceptre With Cross
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JEWELS IN WORLD
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this month hoping to see the Crown Jewels will find the Imperial State Crown and St. Edward’s Crown missing from the display. Those crowns, and other pieces from the collection, are being prepared for King Charles III’s coronation on May 6, as a thousand years of history converge on a new reign.
“The history and lineage of the Crown Jewels display the monarchy’s story in a very compelling and human way,” Dazey said. “Many of the royal jewels were gifts given at incredibly important moments in history and shed light on the humanity of those in power. The jewelry displays how humans transform material to communicate ideals, aspirations, and concepts, which lead powerful nations forward.”
Although the Regalia used in today’s ceremonies was recreated for Charles II’s coronation in 1661, a few of the ancient ceremonial artifacts remain. Among the oldest items included with the Crown Jewels are the Coronation Spoon (12th century), used for anointing the monarch with holy oil during the coronation ceremony, and the Eagle Ampulla (14th century), used to store the holy oil. The Eagle Ampulla is one of the pieces Tulsa jeweler Rachel Rose Dazey admires the most.
“The Crown Jewels are also powerful symbols of a tradition which is larger than individuals; they represent the way a physical object can take on larger-than-life significance,” she said of the collection. “These tokens of royalty have been used for centuries to communicate that the crown is not about an individual, but rather a tradition of responsibility, representing values deemed important to the monarchy.”
Since the 1660s, the Crown Jewels have been kept in the Tower of London, guarded by the Yeoman Warders, or Beefeaters, a group of men and women drawn from the Armed Forces. If you have an occasional cocktail, you might recognize them. A picture of a Yeoman Warder in full dress is featured on bottles of Beefeater Gin. Although they’re officially responsible for safeguarding the Crown Jewels, in reality, they function as tour guides. With their ornate uniforms, the Beefeaters are tourist attractions in their own right.
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EDUCATING ROYALS the
While you won’t find royal children catching a school bus to the nearest public school, few receive a sheltered education at home these days.
BY KELSEY HOLDER
Aroyal education conjures images of tutors and governesses attending to the little royals, with a focus on learning etiquette for the girls and diplomacy for the boys. Royal children were, in fact, traditionally educated in the home, and did indeed receive such training. Depending on the roles the little royal will assume for the family, he or she will still learn specialized skills today. But times have changed, and royal children no longer receive their educations in the “confines of the castle.” Rather, they attend school much like other children and enjoy activities from knitting to badminton to tactical driving.
THE BRITISH ROYALS
British royals are, of course, the most recognizable. We love a good historical movie or series showcasing Queen Elizabeth II as a child, and before they graced the tabloids and had their own Netflix specials, we watched Princes William and Harry grow up from cute little boys.
British royal children began attending primary school and beyond with their peers in the 1980s, continuing the tradition of boarding school from age 8 onward. While they attend private rather than publicly funded schools, they progress toward the same goal: a good score on the Common Entrance Exam to attend an elite college prep school. From there, royal children attend college much like any other young person. Interestingly, royal children are beginning to take a “gap year,” a trend encouraged by their elders.
Beyond traditional schooling, young royals receive instruction in areas they need to understand to fulfill their royal duties. Highly specialized courses in diplomacy, public speaking, and constitutional history – to name a few – help them prepare for their duties.
Prince William, for example, interned in banks to understand the financial system and also took a 10-week agricultural management course to manage his father’s estate upon inheritance.
Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, moved from London to the more rural area of Berkshire last year so their children could enjoy some of the benefits of country living. Prince William, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are now day students at Lambrook School. The prep school will give the outdoors-loving trio plenty of room to roam. Its 52-acre campus includes a farm with animals and bees, a nine-hole golf course, and an orchard.
A CASTLE BY THE SEA
Princess Leonor, the future queen of Spain, does indeed attend high school in a castle. Like her counterparts in England, she and her sister attend a private school in Madrid that emphasizes etiquette and manners. This year, she will graduate from UWC Atlantic, an international school located in a 12thcentury castle by the sea where many royal children matriculate, including Princess Alexia of the Netherlands alongside Princess Leonor.
It is said that the future queen rooms with girls from three other countries, easy to believe since the school hosts students from 90 nationalities. The school prides itself on educating students to participate and serve in global affairs, and in fact, its student body includes some refugees and victims of war attending on scholarship. Extracurricular activities range from barefoot runs to tai chi to knitting. Upon graduating, Princess Leonor begins her military training.
THE CHRYSANTHEMUM PRINCE
Across the globe, other monarchies are departing from tradition in educating their children as well. Prince Hisahito,
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Beyond traditional schooling, young royals receive instruction in areas they need to understand to fulfill their royal duties. Highly specialized courses in diplomacy, public speaking, and constitutional history – to name a few – help them prepare for their duties.
second in line to Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne, has departed from traditional Japanese Imperial education at each step. He attended kindergarten, elementary, and junior high school at private schools associated with Ochanomizu University, making him the first Imperial family member after World War II who did not attend the elite Gakushuin University senior high school, one focused on educating the Japanese Imperial children and elite class. Rather, Prince Hisahito performs in school dances, plays badminton, and grows veggies on his family’s estate.
The same trend can be seen in countries where royal dignitaries have become cultural versus governmental. Uganda became a republic in 1967, but the leaders of different groups remain “royalty” among their people.
As in other countries, the children from these wealthy families attend an elite school, aptly named Kings College. Although originally exclusively for the children of these wealthy families, this school has become like others such as Gakushuin University in Japan – still elite, but open to more than just royal children. Children from these families go abroad for college in both the U.K. and the U.S., and interestingly, try to downplay their wealth.
A TRADITIONAL ROUTE
In Morocco, however, the royal children follow a more traditional path. The current royal children, heir-apparent Prince Moulay Hassan and Princess Lalla Khadija began their education at The Royal College, a school within the palace in Rabat specifically founded to educate children of the royal family. Founded during the days of the French Protectorate when World War II prevented the prince from attending school in France, the school provides royal children an education alongside a select few other children. There, the children receive elite instruction, including an emphasis on language and etiquette, from teachers provided by the French education system.
While simultaneously receiving a traditional education and preparing for college, Prince Moulay and Princess Lalla Khadija began their diplomatic duties early, including meeting dignitaries with and on behalf of their parents and chairing the inauguration of important cultural installments.
Royal children, of course, receive an elite education from boarding schools to stellar prep schools and the best colleges in the world. You won’t see them catching the bus at the corner. Over time, though, royal families have seen the value of connecting their children to their people and their culture. It’s been a learning curve.
MAY 2023 Virtual & In-Person Programming
Join us most Wednesdays on LIFE’s Facebook page for short segments on a variety of topics including upcoming events, Caregiver Tool Belt, Crafting with Roxanne, and living your best life.
“Caring for You, Caring for Me”
Wednesday, May 3
Martha Rains from Morton Health Services will introduce LIFE’s newest caregiving class, “Caring for You, Caring for Me” which starts May 18.
“The Alzheimer’s Experience”
Wednesday, May 10
Mandy Schow from LIFE Senior Services will be talking about what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s disease in advance of her May 17 seminar.
“Crafting with Roxanne”
Wednesday, May 17
This week Roxanne will be making “Mod Podge Swirl,” and you will need the following: Mod Podge Gloss; 5 x 7-inch picture frame with glass; hot glue; food coloring; flowers or butterflies sticker or cut-out from paper; mixing dish with stir stick, alcohol wipes, and plastic gloves (optional).
“Caregiver Tool Belt: Building a Support System”
Wednesday, May 24
Caregiving is a huge responsibility that can drain you both physically and emotionally. Erin Powell will share tips on how to build informal and formal support systems to help you in your caregiving journey.
All classes are at Legacy Plaza East Conference Center, 5330 E. 31st St. in Tulsa, unless otherwise noted.
“The Alzheimer’s Experience”
Wednesday, May 17 • 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s disease? Or, have you become inpatient with a loved one because of their changing physical and cognitive abilities? We will be taking you through an Alzheimer’s simulation and discussion that will help you better understand the changes that come with the disease. To register, call (918) 664-9000, ext. 1181, or go to www.LIFEseniorservices.org/education.
“Caring for You, Caring for Me”
Thursdays, May 18, 25, and Wednesdays, May 31, June 7, 14 10 – 11:30 a.m.
An evidence-based, five-week program covering aspects of caregiving including self-care, collaboration with professionals and family members, problem-solving, and providing the best care possible. To register, call (918) 664-9000, ext. 1181, or go to www.LIFEseniorservices.org/education.
“PRESS: Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education & Support Services”
Tuesdays, June 6 – Aug. 1, 10-11:30 a.m.
PRESS is a small group class especially for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s within the past five years and their caregivers. The eight-week program is empowering and helps families dealing with PD be more in control and optimistic. To register, call the APDA office at (918) 747-3747.
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UWC Atlantic, an international school located in a 12th-century castle by the sea where many royal children matriculate.
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Keeping the Royals Safe
Members of the British royal family attend thousands of events each year, representing the United Kingdom at home and abroad. Keeping dignitaries safe can be challenging for law enforcement.
BY DEE DUREN, MANAGING EDITOR
A royal lifestyle comes with many privileges, but it’s not without risk. In December 2010, then Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were on their way to a performance at the London Palladium when their vehicle was attacked by protestors demonstrating against increased university tuition. Though clearly shaken, they were uninjured.
In 1994, Prince Charles was visiting Australia when a student rushed to the stage where the royal stood. The young man fired a starter’s pistol twice before being wrestled to the ground by two other dignitaries. In 1982, a man named Michael Fagan managed to break into Buckingham Palace — twice — and even sat at the Queen’s bedside briefly before she called for help.
The most violent attack against the British royals happened in 1974 when a man diagnosed with mental illness tried to kidnap Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth’s only daughter. Princess Anne’s bodyguard was shot three times as he tried to stop the kidnapper, and the princess herself famously told the man it was not “bloody likely” she’d cooperate with him. Several bystanders were honored by the Queen and “Anne’s mother” for helping to stop the kidnapping attempt.
WHO IS GUARDED?
Only a few members of the British royal family receive state-funded, around-the-clock police protection though several others are guarded as they perform official duties. More than 2,000 such events take place each year, according to the royal family website, adding up to a lot of state visits, garden parties, military ceremonies, charity events, and receptions.
“Working royals,” including King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William, and Princess Catherine, are guarded by the Metropolitan Police’s Royalty Protection Group, or Specialist Operations14. Most police officers in the U.K. do not routinely carry firearms, but Royalty Protection officers are authorized to do so. They are trained in responding to high-risk incidents, taking part in proactive policing when there has been intelligence of a possible threat, and working closely with the military. They can also provide medical aid, according to the Metropolitan Police.
CHALLENGES OF PROTECTION
Captain Mike Eckert, commander of Tulsa Police Department’s Special Operations Team, has provided dignitary protection many times during his 30 years on the force. Photos of him posing with former presidents, vice presidents, and other dignitaries decorate his office walls.
TPD is notified anywhere from days to weeks in advance to assist the Secret Service when prominent politicians visit Tulsa, Eckert said. They and other local law enforcement agencies form a community response that includes much
planning and preparation. When the dignitary arrives, local officers focus on the motorcade route and crowd control, providing a secondary line of protection, Eckert said. The hope is that having a uniformed police presence will provide a deterrent so that no other action is needed.
“Politicians are servants to the people, and they look for opportunities to interact with those people,” he said, “Shaking hands, posing for pictures, and signing autographs are all a part of a politician’s life. The challenge for us is to have that overview where we’re watching the crowd as opposed to the handful of people that are right in front of the president or vice president.
“It’s challenging not to get caught up in the heat of the moment, to not get star-struck by a president or vice president who’s right there in front of you. The unwritten rule is that you should be able to be on a presidential or vice-presidential detail and never see them, because you’re supposed to be watching everyone else.”
Every visit by a dignitary can be challenging in terms of manpower. It may take 100 or more officers to cover a motorcade route, and officers maintain their posts until the dignitary returns to the airport to leave town.
Finally, the special operations commander said it can be challenging to handle hecklers who want to express their right to free speech.
“We want to allow people to work through that Constitutional right without allowing a threat,” he said. “Protected speech is always protected, but you have to recognize when protected speech becomes violent and threatening.”
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“It’s challenging to not get caught up in the heat of the moment, to not get star-struck by a president or vice president who’s right there in front of you.”
CAPTAIN MIKE ECKERT Tulsa Police Special Operations Team Commander
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LIFE PACE brings together a coordinated team of professionals to provide aging seniors with an individualized care plan that addresses each person’s unique medical and social needs. The result is higher quality care with far more favorable outcomes when compared to traditional long-term care options.
LIFE Senior Services is celebrating 50 years of promoting and preserving independence for Oklahoma seniors. Read about one of LIFE’s diverse programs each month in LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine.
LIFE’s SeniorLine is known among older adults, caregivers, and professionals in aging services as the first place to call for information and assistance. The SeniorLine referral program began in 1993 and is celebrating its 30th anniversary as LIFE marks 50 years of service.
Whether it is a simple question about aging services or a complex family situation, LIFE’s invaluable and well-trained SeniorLine staff provide instant access to hundreds of local, state, and national resources. When someone contacts SeniorLine, they are guaranteed unbiased information to best suit their needs.
The world of aging services has seen great growth as Baby Boomers enter their senior years. SeniorLine staff stand ready to assist today’s seniors in accessing home and community-based services to help them live safely and independently in their homes for as long as possible. As older adults and their caregivers explore residential care options, LIFE’s SeniorLine can help them navigate the wide array of alternatives that can be overwhelming.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma named LIFE’s SeniorLine the 2021 “Champion of Senior Health” for protecting vulnerable older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. SeniorLine staff and volunteers helped several thousand seniors get vaccination appointments and arranged free transportation for those who needed it. The average enrollment call was 22 minutes as staff helped seniors who suffered from fear and isolation.
You, Caring for Me
SeniorLine representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (918) 664-9000 or toll-free (866) 664-9009. You can also email SeniorLine with questions at info@LIFEseniorservices.org or submit a request for information on LIFEseniorservices.org under the “contact us” tab.
To learn more about LIFE’s SeniorLine call (918) 664-9000 or toll-free (866) 664-9009.
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LIFE ON THE ROAD
Enjoy Merry Old England Without Crossing the Pond
BY DEE DUREN, MANAGING EDITOR
OKLAHOMA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Huzzah! If you’ve never been to one of Oklahoma’s Renaissance fairs, this is the perfect time to give it a go. You may think the custom of dressing up as a courtier, pirate, or tavern wench sounds a bit odd, but many people think it’s great fun to step back in time and sample a past lifestyle. Dressing up isn’t required – but it does add to the experience.
Volunteers train for months, even years, to replicate the accents, manners, and customs of Renaissance England. Willing guests may find themselves drawn into a rousing dance, asked to be a chess piece in a life-sized board game, or be tempted by a faerie to enter a magic realm. It’s all part of the entertainment at the annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, underway now at The Castle in Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd. Each weekend from April 29 to June 4, the mostly outdoor venue is transformed into Castleton, England, in the year 1569.
This year’s theme is, “As the Rose Turns.” Queen Elizabeth I will entertain potential suitors from around the world in a bid to build alliances. Each weekend has events planned to welcome the eligible suitors such as a masked ball to celebrate King Henri of France from May 6 - 7 and a pirate’s feast during the visit from King Phillip of Spain from May 13 - 14.
Whichever weekend you choose, you’ll find a warm welcome from the residents of Castleton. You can also get an upclose look at a jousting tournament, birds of prey demonstrations, and performances by dancers, jugglers, acrobats, and musicians on 15 stages. It’s a great place to take the grandkids who can enjoy games and hands-on demonstrations in the Children’s Realm. Be sure to enter them into a quest for knighthood so they have a chance to meet Her Majesty.
In between performances and strolling through Castle grounds, visitors can feast on a variety of food and drink items from tea with the queen to a medieval-sized turkey leg. Artisans who specialize in archery, Renaissance costumes, leather goods, and musical instruments are among the more than 140 merchants featured at the world market.
One-day tickets are $22.95 for seniors, $24.95 for adults, and $14.95 for children aged 6 to 12. Kids 5 and younger get in free. Castleton is wheelchair accessible, but some areas may be challenging if there have been heavy spring rains. Take breaks from the great outdoors by visiting the air-conditioned Great Hall. Evening entertainment may be an additional cost with some events limited to adults. Check out the full schedule at okcastle.com.
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The Castle in Muskogee 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd. • Muskogee, OK 74401 (918) 687-3625 • okcastle.com
Whether you’re a history buff, a fan of British theater and music, or are just in the mood for some fish and chips, here are a few traveling adventures to help you embrace your inner Brit.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Poet and playwright William Shakespeare is one of the best-loved gifts England has given the world. The theater company Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park (OSP) has been devoted to the works of the Bard since its founding in 1985. The troupe of players, which once included Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, just announced its 2023 season of performances.
“We are extremely excited about our 39th season,” said Kathryn McGill, executive and artistic director of OSP. “This season’s shows are everything Oklahoma Shakespeare exists to create
– great theatre art by great artists telling great stories about things that matter.”
Summer plays are performed at the company’s outdoor theater, The Shakespeare Gardens at 2920 Paseo in Oklahoma City. Productions include “Much Ado About Nothing” in June, “Shakespeare in Love” in August, and “Romeo and Juliet” in September. Winter productions are held indoors at the same Paseo Arts District address. Their newly renovated indoor theater has an enhanced sound system and will offer a full bar this year. Go to okshakes.org for tickets.
Ordering online isn’t as fun as browsing a store that specializes in another country’s goods. Think of tea leaves and infusers, delicate pottery, Cadbury chocolates, and all things Union Jack.
Brits has been a mainstay of Lawrence, Kansas since 1995. Two friends, both devoted Anglophiles, opened the shop after a life-changing trip to England. Though they had some difficulty convincing a bank that a Kansas-based British store was a good idea, the shop is still thriving 28 years later in the historic downtown shopping area of the college town. From Queen Elizabeth
A TASTE OF ENGLAND
White Lion Pub
6927 S. Canton Ave. • Tulsa, OK 74136
(918) 491-6533 • whitelionpubtulsa.com
You won’t have to travel far to make the last stop on our U.K. experience tour. The White Lion Pub is an authentic British pub located at 6927 S. Canton Ave. in Tulsa. Owner Betty Southard opened the pub in 1999 with her son John. The pub’s Tudor exterior decorated with ivy and topiaries sets the stage before customers even walk in the door.
Once inside, you’ll find what feels like a home away from home for White Lion’s many regulars. A standup cardboard King Charles III now accompanies that of his dear mum, Queen Elizabeth II. The pub’s decorations, many of them vintage and rarely seen on this side of the pond, are reminiscent of a hunting lodge or club. Entrees include fish and chips (of course), cottage pie, bangers and mash, and steak and kidney pie.
coasters and corgi-themed coffee mugs to Cotswold lavender beauty products and, of course, tons of tea, you’ll find something to satisfy your inner Brit. Check them out at britsusa.com.
If you’d rather head south of the Oklahoma border, the state of Texas boasts several British stores including The British Emporium in Grapevine, british-emporium.com. You can get all your favorite British groceries and gifts seven days a week. Described as “an Expat outpost since 1992,” the store specializes in British groceries from England, Scotland, and Ireland.
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2920 Paseo • Oklahoma City, OK, 73103
929 Massachusetts St. • Lawrence, KS 66044 (785) 843-2288 • britsusa.com
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Owner of White Lion Pub. Learn more about Betty on page 28.
Photos courtesy of Beth Hawkins
Owner of White Lion Pub
Written By Paula Brown, Assistant Editor
Photo By Beth Hawkins
Betty Southard has been in the United States since 1957 when she relocated from Liverpool, England. She owns the White Lion Pub in Tulsa – read more about the pub on page 27. Betty was still in England when Queen Elizabeth was crowned queen in 1952, and she remembers feeling grateful that Elizabeth had Prince Phillip. Betty’s husband worked at IBM for many years, and at that time, the company required wives to attend meetings and lectures. She recalls a speaker there who talked about
What are some of the most important lessons your life experiences have taught you?
“When you wake up in the morning and are in pain, you have to decide what the day is going to be. You have to say, ‘Hey, I can still move, and some people cannot. They aren’t able to do anything.’ Focus on others! Write notes to organize yourself and focus on creating projects; take your mind off the pain.
When I asked Betty how it was to adjust to the States from England, she said, “It’s not about adjusting. It’s about acceptance. Accepting the way things are.”
No Such Thing as Boredom!
Betty volunteered at Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital in Tulsa for a long time, and she encourages people to help meet people’s needs and put a smile on someone else’s face. “Life’s not easy. Focus on making someone’s day brighter. I lived through the wars in England when sirens were going off, and neighbors would just pull any kids off the streets and into their own homes to protect them. It’s a different world
Respect Those You’re Working For
“Respect whom you’re working for and give 200%. You should feel proud and happy with what you’re doing and know that you’re doing the very best you can. We spend a lot of hours at work! If you don’t feel proud happy about it, then you need to get a new job.”
“Life’s not easy – focus on making someone’s day brighter.”
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– Betty Southard
YOUR TIME & TALENT
If your organization needs help promoting its volunteer program, contact Paula Brown at pbrown@LIFEseniorservices.org or (918) 664-9000, ext. 1207.
The Parent Child Center of Tulsa
The Parent Child Center of Tulsa needs your help, and it’s a perfect opportunity for retirees and college students. They need volunteers to help answer phones, greet clients, assemble “brain” boxes, complete administrative and handyman tasks, and more. Their mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect through education, treatment, and advocacy. Their work began in 1972 after two smaller United Way agencies merged: Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) and the At-Risk Parent Child Program. For questions about volunteering, contact Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 599-7999.
The Demand Project
Tulsa is a philanthropic city that offers many amazing opportunities to volunteer. The Demand Project (TDP) is one of those; it exists to eradicate human trafficking, online enticement, child abuse imagery, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. TDP’s strategy for fighting these crimes is the prevention of victimization through awareness and education; protection of victims/survivors by providing access to quality attorneys; restorative justice and pursuing civil litigation. They assist law enforcement by providing Victim Advocate Support Teams and empowering survivors to choose their Journey to Freedom through nonresidential and residential Journey to Freedom Programs. How can you help? Email email@example.com or call (539) 525-0191.
Senior LIFEstyle & Wellness Expo
If you like volunteering for events, this opportunity is for you! The Senior LIFEstyle & Wellness Expo will return to the Exchange Center at Expo Square on Tuesday, July 11. It is Oklahoma’s largest senior event, and there are many opportunities to get involved. Before the event, LIFE will need help wrapping books, stuffing bags, and setting up exhibits. There are opportunities during the event for greeters, counters, vendor assistants, and helping with the shredding event. Contact LIFE now if you’re interested in volunteering. Call Carrie at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1255, or email cclevenger@LIFEseniorservices.org.
Chances are high you or someone you know has hearing loss. TSHA is there for you and the community, with everything from providing an interpreter, deaf advocacy, and community resources. But they need your help in the office with answering phones, working at the front desk, making copies, filing, and supporting the office manager. Help is needed at year-round special events like their charity gala, children’s holiday party and summer camp, a fun run, and many community/interpreter workshops. There are also needs in marketing, data entry, event photography, video, market research, and administrative work. For details, contact (918) 832-8742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about these volunteer needs, call (918) 664-9000 and ask for LIFE’s volunteer program.
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There is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
– Scott Adams
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A commonym is a group of words that have a common trait in the three words/items listed. For example, the words Ice – Sugar – Rubik’s – are all cubes. Answers on page 39.
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Trains – Teapot – Referees
Statues – Turkeys – Initials
A Rooster – A Barber Shop – A Beehive
Pickup – Fire – 4x4
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Mud – Pot – Coconut
Rock – Table – Epsom
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An Estate Plan Fit For a Queen
Queen Elizabeth’s estate plan was a royal masterpiece, accounting for assets ranging from trusts and real estate to royal heirlooms, jewelry and fine art. But you don’t need a royal estate to need an estate plan. Even commoners need to plan for the future. Here are a few common misconceptions people have about estate plans:
1. I’M TOO YOUNG FOR AN ESTATE PLAN – Tragedy can strike anyone at any time. The sooner you plan, the less likely you will lose your savings to the high costs of long-term care.
2. ESTATE PLANS ARE JUST FOR THE RICH – Working with an estate planning and elder law attorney to put a comprehensive plan in place can save you and your loved ones money and lessen the emotional turmoil on your family.
A bamboozable is a saying/phrase that is made up of a display of words in an interesting way. The goal is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each bamboozable is meant to represent. There are six bamboozables below. Answers on page 39.
3. WHEN I DIE, MY KIDS WILL OBVIOUSLY JUST GET EVERYTHING – Creating an estate plan is the only sure method to avoid probate, avoid unnecessary court fees, and make sure that your specific wishes are carried out.
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Annual Tulsa Iris Show and Sale Returns
What in your life is calling you, When all the noise is silenced, The meetings adjourned... The lists laid aside, And the Wild Iris blooms By itself in the dark forest... What still pulls on your soul?
What beauty lives among us! The Tulsa Area Iris Society’s annual May show will be held Saturday, May 6th from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. in Tulsa. All types of irises can be entered, although this year’s show will feature predominantly tall bearded irises. Prepare to see everything from what you might have discovered in your grandmother’s garden many years ago, to very recent introductions.
Before the show opens to the public that Saturday, the entries will be judged based on the most beautiful blooms on “candelabra” stalks, the level of perfection (without tears, spots on fronds, etc.), and the way the entry has been groomed and displayed. Visitors can see substantially more than 100 different irises, and the show will be accompanied by a sale of potted irises, most of which will have a photograph showing the blossom. This is a “don’t miss event” if you love flowers and especially if you want easy-to-grow, floriferous plants for your garden or large, decorative pots.
Take part in the annual (and dare we say fun!) Rooster Days Egg Hunt, a nearly 30-year tradition in the Broken Arrow community. This year’s egg will be hidden in a publicly accessible location in Broken Arrow. The Tulsa Glassblowing School has been commissioned to create a uniquely different egg this year.
It will include instructions on contacting the Rotary Club to authenticate the find.
First Clue: Monday, May 1, 10 a.m., this year’s Bonus Clue Sponsor, J. David Jewelry, will post the weekday clues first, plus an exclusive Saturday clue available nowhere else.
The Rotary Club of Broken Arrow and the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce will post those weekday clues at noon on their social media and websites. The clues will gradually reveal the location of the hidden “Rooster Egg” until it is found.
The finder of the Rotary Rooster Egg will ride in the Rooster Days Parade Saturday, May 20, and will receive the $1,000 cash prize on stage (plus a gift from J. David Jewelry). The Museum
Broken Arrow will receive the Rooster Egg as a donation to their collection of 28 wood, ceramic, and plastic Rooster Eggs, hand painted by various artists in the community.
Net proceeds from the sponsors’ dollars will go right back into the community in the form of grants and scholarships. For more information, contact Becky Wood at (918) 882-2980.
This library program is absolutely FREE! Most of the items you borrow will automatically renew so you receive no late fees. It’s a perfect program for residents of nursing homes, retirement villages, and assisted living centers.
The Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) is such a treasure to our area and has all kinds of programs you may not even be aware of, like their “Books-by-Mail” program. If you’re unable to get to the library, are homebound, recovering from surgery, or otherwise need
assistance, they can mail library materials to you at no charge. TCCL offers books, large-print books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs through their Books-byMail program. They will even help you set up a library account if you don’t have one.
Also, depending on the situation, TCCL may be able to bring the bookmobile to your community. The Bookmobile has a wheelchair lift that is available for customers to use to safely enter and exit the vehicle. If you know someone who is visually impaired or physically unable to go to the library, let the library come to them! Call to find out more or to sign up, go to tulsalibrary.org/ outreach-services, call (918) 549-7480, or email outreach. email@example.com.
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Bunkering With Books
THREE TINY BUT MIGHTY NOVELS
BY CONNIE CRONLEY
Oh, Claire Keegan, where have you been all my life?
Not born or writing for most of it. She has published only four volumes in the last 24 years, but boy has she made up for lost time. When I finished “Foster,” a small book at only 92 pages, I loved it so much that I held it to my heart tenderly, not wanting to let it go.
The Irish writer was born in 1968 in County Wicklow and left at age 17 to earn a degree in English and political science from Loyola University in New Orleans. She returned to Ireland in 1992 to lead a somewhat nomadic life as a student, teacher, and writer. Her first book of short stories was published in 1999 like a starburst. That collection and her other three books have won high praise and awards.
“Foster” is the story of a young Irish girl from a poor family sent to live on a farm with distant relatives one hot summer while her mother has yet another baby to add to a large brood. Family can be an awful place, Keegan said in an interview, not always glorious and loving. The girl has not been abused but neglected. The older, childless couple welcomes her and slowly, under their simple, tender care she blossoms like a dry plant set in a gentle rain. And yet, they all know summer must end.
Keegan’s style is both spare and heart-stopping. Her dialogue of Irish brogue is as soft as a breeze. Instead of saying “Hello, how are you?” one character asks, “What way are you?” Commenting on a scorching day, he observes, “Wouldn’t the fields be glad of a sup of rain.” Keegan doesn’t weight her stories with detail. “I trust the reader’s intelligence,” she said. She even leaves endings ambiguous so we can finish the story. British critics have proclaimed “Foster” “a small miracle.” It’s part of the school syllabus in Ireland and a movie version, “The Quiet Girl,” was nominated for an Oscar.
“Great Granny Webster”
“Great Granny Webster” (108 pages) was described by a London critic as “a box of chocolates with amphetamine centers.” I read about author Caroline Blackwood long before I read this little novel and knew of her as an Anglo-Irish heiress to the Guinness fortune, aristocratic London bohemian, great beauty and dazzling raconteur with high profile (read “dramatic”) marriages to painter Lucian Freud, pianist, composer Israel Citkowitz, and poet Robert Lowell.
This is her most famous book. Part autobiographical, it is the macabre, funny story of a young woman sussing out her family history. Matriarch Great Granny Webster sits all day in her dark, cold Scottish mansion proud of her lack
of humor or comfort. By contrast, Aunt Lavinia, famous for her beautiful legs, lives a wild life in London, slipping from millionaire husbands and a series of lovers “like an elegant and expensive eel.” Blackwood’s style is wholly original — a disarming, matter-of-fact, chattering monologue that reveals the story slyly.
Penelope Fitzgerald’s “The Bookshop” (156 pages) is set in East Suffolk, England, a small town where a young widow realizes her dream of opening a bookshop. This is no idyllic small town craving art, culture, or literature. If they read at all, it’s about royalty and bird watching. Fitzgerald deftly portrays the townspeople as class-conscious, shallow, and casually spiteful. When the heroine frets about her new, ill-fitting party dress in an unfortunate shade of red, the dressmaker tells her not to worry because nobody will notice her anyway.
Fitzgerald, a master craftsman, called the book a short novel with a sad ending, but it’s colored with her wit and characters painted with the tip of a stiletto. The BBC declared it “a perfect little gem” and The New York Times called it a classic.
The New York Review Books named these books in its Classic Series three of the finest short novels of the 21st century. I agreed with a loud “Yes!”
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This year marks LIFE Senior Services’ 50th year of serving the community. Throughout all 50 years, LIFE’s guiding principle has remained steady – helping preserve the dignity and independence of our aging population. While meeting the needs of area seniors, LIFE also provides hope and support for caregivers and family members. Celebrate LIFE – Solid Gold will provide a sparkling evening on the town with an event that supports the programs, activities, and services LIFE offers.
Celebrate LIFE will feature dinner, drinks, and an extensive, diverse set of auction and raffle items. Back by popular demand this year, Celebrate LIFE will include a live band and dancing. With the event on a Friday night, patrons can enjoy themselves without having to worry about the daily alarm clock on Saturday morning.
Denise and John Redmond serve as honorary chairs for Celebrate LIFE, and they look forward to sharing this milestone event with the community. “We are both long-time advocates for older adults. After attending our very first LIFE Senior Services event, we were touched by how LIFE serves the Tulsa community,” said Denise. “The LIFE Senior Services team works tirelessly to address so many of the challenges facing older adults in the Tulsa area. We know LIFE fills critical gaps and is simply an amazing organization.”
Auction items range from opening night tickets to the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra to a night at LowDown, Tulsa’s live jazz club. You will also find a chance to win a night in a private party suite with the Tulsa Drillers, with food and drink included. Another incredible item will include a Gallery Talk with artist Pat (P.S.) Gordon, featuring wine, and hors d’oeuvres. You can even
bid on a chance to have your pet featured on the cover of LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine.
Supporters can also win the trip of a LIFEtime. One winner will choose one of four fabulous trips. Anyone can purchase raffle tickets for $25 each or five for $100 on LIFE’s website, LIFEseniorservices.org. The lucky winner does NOT have to be present to win. Look for the “Support LIFE” tab on top and navigate to Celebrate LIFE or use the handy QR code below.
Celebrate LIFE – Solid Gold supports the valued community programs that uplift seniors, families, and caregivers through the aging process. Whether it’s a call to SeniorLine, requests for medical or social services, or Adult Day Health Center respite, LIFE has been on call for 50 years. John and Denise Redmond hope the community will support the event generously. “Join us at the fabulous Celebrate LIFE event. You will not find a better cause or group of people to support. We hope to see you there.”
For more information, or to purchase tickets or sponsorships, contact Rickye Wilson at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1213, or email rwilson@LIFEseniorservices.org.
50 Years of Service
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First Senior Centers Funded Vintage Housing Created LIFE PACE Program Launched LIFE
Services 1973 1978 2002 2019 2023 1995 2015 2021 Tulsa Senior Services, Inc. Formed Name Change to LIFE Senior Services
Friday, June 16 • 6 p.m. Cox Business Convention Center 100 Civic Center, Tulsa Complimentary Valet Parking Cocktail Attire
and Bradshaw Honored
Eileen Bradshaw Becomes CEO
Celebrates 50 Years!
Events Page Raffle Tickets
Look for Susan and Rod Nordstrom’s Traditional Signature Cocktail.
Susan and Rod at 2022 Celebrate LIFE
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Buckingham Palace in London has been the official residence of United Kingdom royalty since 1837 and will be home to King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla. It has 775 rooms, including 52 family and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 19 rooms of state, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms. It also boasts the famous balcony where members of the royal family make appearances.
LIVING LIKE A
Buckingham Palace Facts
• King George III bought Buckingham House in 1761 for his wife Queen Charlotte to use as a more comfortable getaway next to St. James’s Palace, then the official royal residence.
• The home was transformed into a palace starting in 1826, with the help of architects John Nash and Edward Blore.
Windsor Castle, located in Berkshire, England, is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It was commissioned by William the Conqueror around 1070 and took 16 years to complete. Windsor Castle has been part of Britain’s royal heritage for over 900 years and has been home to 40 monarchs. An electrical fire destroyed 115 rooms in 1992 with a five-year restoration project completed in 1997.
King William III chose Kensington Palace as a country retreat just west of London in 1689. Architect Christopher Wren restored the property and helped design the orangery, or greenhouse, which is one of its most-loved features. Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace in 1819. Prince William and Prince Harry also grew up within its walls.
• Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live in Buckingham Palace in 1837. She also made the first official royal balcony appearance in 1851.
• The forecourt where the Changing of the Guard takes place was formed in 1911.
• Queen Elizabeth II gave birth to sons Charles and Andrew at Buckingham Palace.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
Holyroodhouse is the official royal residence in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was founded as a monastery in 1128. Mary Queen of Scots lived at Holyroodhouse from 1561-1567, and her chambers can be viewed on public tours. Bonnie Prince Charlie set up court at the palace in 1745 before his defeat at the battle of Culloden in 1746. Holyrood Park is the site of frequent royal garden parties.
St. James’s Palace
King Henry VIII built St. James’s Palace between 1531 – 1536. Legend says a footprint etched into the wall of the palace belongs to King Henry as a reminder of where to place his foot when dismounting his horse. British royalty lived at this residence for 300 years, until the reign of Queen Victoria. St. James’s Palace is one of two palaces featured in the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
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Weekly Bible Reading Session
Join us through a simple phone call in reading, explaining and discussing the bible on Tuesday nights 7:00 p.m. CST and 8:00 p.m. EST. Questions are always welcome. Perfect for those who cannot get out of the house. No need to drive anywhere. Seniors will love this! Call (918) 872-1400.
Missing Palm Tree
Missing Palm Tree: Stories From America’s Clandestine Service is a widely acclaimed book which tells with vivid language how dangerous clandestine work is. Written by W. Blaine Wheeler and is available on Amazon.com books/
ALL PRO Carpet Cleaning
Senior and caregiver discounts. Carpet, furniture, rug cleaning. Pet odor removed and Teflon protectant available. Emergency water extraction. Residential and commercial services. Professional truck mount steam cleaning. Carpet repairs and restretching. Prompt, professional, quality service at a fair price. Certified, insured. Veteran owned and operated. Call Thomas Fink, owner/technician, for free estimate (918) 636-6303.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Meadow Lake Ranch
Meadow Lake Ranch is a beautiful place to celebrate and to remember your loved one with family and friends. Indoor venues or woods and water patio. 15 minutes west of Tulsa. Call Susie at (918) 494-6000 for a personal tour. Visit www.Meadowlakeranch.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Crypts Rose Hill
For Sale – Abbey Mausoleum, 4th addition, Tier 1784, Row B
All inclusive, 2 Int Crypts, Deluxe companion (chapel), 2 Emblems/ Letters.Deluxe Crypt Letters, 2 A/N Openings, Mausoleum entombment valued $14,000. Or best offer. Call Pastor Barak (918) 428-6407.
FLORAL HAVEN CEMETERY GARDEN OF PROPHETS
Lot 152A, Unit 1-2, Section 6-North. Two side-by-side, adult, single plots. Close to statuary, trees. Easy visitation access. $3,500 each (current Floral Haven retail $7,000 each). Deed transfer, required outer burial container, gravesite opening and closing fees not included. Sold as set only. Other offers considered. (541) 390-8483
Memorial Park 3 plots available in Memorial Park for $2,500 or best offer. Great deal! Call Elizabeth at (918) 230-8338.
MEMORIAL PARK BY MAIN ENTRANCE
Lovely original area. Single plot in Lot 39 Section 2; $1,250 or best offer. Contact Gayle at (918) 557-9882 or email@example.com.
Memorial Park Cemetery – Bell Tower Area
For Sale By Owner.Two spaces (Spaces 4 & 5, Lot 277, Section 4) for $2,300 plus transfer fee. Call Norlea Anderson at (913) 856-5372.
Memorial Park Mausoleum, Double Crypt Lakeview Mausoleum, Unit 1, Companion Crypt E, Row 16. Space for 2 retails for $11,075. Will sell for $6,000. Also, seller will pay transfer fee. Great deal for pre-planners! Call Terri at (918) 284-2266.
Memorial Park Prime Cemetery Plots Section 26, Lot 157, Space 1 * Crypt included * Bronze or Granite approved. $2000. Section 43, Lot 46, Spaces 2 & 3 * Bronze or Granite approved. $1900 each. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peaceful Area in Memorial Park Peaceful, quiet, very nice area, views, Christian friends. Section 26, Lot 179, space 2. $1,770. Duane Murphy, 7255 Road 22.9, Cortez CO 81321 or call (970) 565-2707.
Two Cemetery Lots
– Memorial Park For sale, two cemetery lots section 34 lot 406 2&3 in Memorial Park Cemetery Tulsa, Oklahoma. Purchase price $4,400, selling price $3,900 or best offer. Please contact Doris at (918) 606-8836.
Live Beautifully! You Deserve It! Here at Moore Cleaning; we want your house to be beautiful. We have over 19 years experience; and references from our loyal customers. Also offering window cleaning and organizing. We customize our cleaning to meet your needs. Safely cleaning with masks and social distancing if preferred. Reasonable rates. Please call today to set up your appointment. Marybelle Moore (918) 671-5065. Marybellemoore111@gmail.com.
Daytime Care For Older
LIFE’s Adult Day Health offers convenient, affordable daytime care at three locations in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. For more information, call LIFE’s Adult Day Health at (918) 664-9000.
2MS Estate Sales...Tulsa’s Finest!
Downsizing? Estate Liquidation?
Let us take the worry away and Maximize your return. No out of pocket expense. We specialize in senior transitions, with over 20 years in the senior housing market. My team includes realtors, moving company, senior housing and attorneys if needed. Please contact Michelle Reed (918) 6915893 or Atulsa@aol.com also Facebook 2MSestatesalestulsa for a Free consultation.
Life Protection For Your Loved Ones?
Funeral costs, medical bills, outstanding debts and even charitable giving can be covered at your death. Do you qualify for Simplified Underwriting? Many surprisingly do. Get peace of mind. I will work with you as your agent. Excellent company/ experienced agent. Cal or text Dian Peacock (918) 697-9415. email@example.com.
Medicare Assistance Program
The Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) at LIFE Senior Services provides accurate information, counseling and assistance relating to Medicare benefits for Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives and persons soon to be eligible for Medicare. Call MAP at LIFE Senior Services (918) 664-9000 or toll-free at (866) 664-9009.
Mutual of Omaha
Life, Long Term Care, Medicare and Cancer/Heart Attack/Stroke Policies. Local Agent, Cindy Johnson, (918) 619-5919 cell.
Need A New Medicare Plan?
The Medicare Supplement Store at Promenade Mall is your “One-Stop-Shop” for Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans, & Drug Plans. We can give you a quote from top-rated carriers like: Aetna, Blue Cross, Humana, GlobalHealth, UnitedHealthCare, Mutual of Omaha and others. For information, call Bob Archer today (918) 814-5550.
AAA Lawns & More
Total lawn care. Lawn Mowing. Leaf removal. Will remove or trim any size tree. Fence repair and installation. Dedicated to making your lawn look its best. Insured, honest, experienced and dependable. Veteran-owned. We are a small company with personal service. References available. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Larry. (918) 361-1299.
Aardwolf Leaf & Lawn Care
Mowing, weed eating, edging, hedge trimming, garden tilling, gutter cleaning and lawn cleanup. Free Estimates! Call Patrick Mills. (918) 814-0973.
Kimble Davis Tree Company
Family-owned and operated. Specializing in all aspects of tree care: restoration, pruning/ thinning, removal, stump grinding, hedge trimming, firewood available. Serving Tulsa for 25 years.
References. Member BBB. Insured. ISA certified arborist. Check us out at www.kdtreeco.com. Call Kimble at (918) 853-5383.
Mower Repair / Maintenance
All brands – Riders, ZTRs, Walk-behinds, UTVs / ATVs. Top Quality work, ASE certified Mechanic. Pick-up and Delivery available. Tulsa and surrounding counties. Maintenance specials include pick-up and delivery 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call Scott (918) 519-3869.
New Season Lawn & Tree LLC
Now accepting new customers. Mowing, trimming, leaf and debris removal, fence line trim/cleanup, leaf mulching, flower beds. Tree pruning/thinning and removal. Shrub and hedge trimming/shaping of all sizes. Pressure Washing driveway, decks, siding. ISA Certified Arborist. Fully insured with verified references. Best rates, senior discounts. Free Estimates. Call Todd (918) 639-2262 www.newseasonlawnandtree.com.
Allen’s Handyman Services of Tulsa
“Your Home Improvement and Repair Specialist.” 23 years serving Tulsa seniors. “One call can do it all.” 10% senior discount. Insured. All work guaranteed in writing. No pay until job is completed. Plumbing, drain cleaning, grab bars, electrical, carpentry, painting, seamless guttering installation/repair/ cleaning. Dryer vent cleaning. Roof, tile and drywall repair. Wood siding/trim replacement. Deck repair, power washing, staining. Tree trimming. No job too small. For free estimate, call Allen at (918) 630-0394.
Big C’s Plumbing Services
Your one stop Plumbing Shop! Call us and I guarantee you will never have to call another plumbing company. Licensed, bonded and insured for your protection....Call (918) 855-9216, tell us you saw us in the Vintage Newsmagazine and receive an automatic 10% discount....call us now.
Licensed, with over 40 years of experience. Rates are low and based on the job, not the hour. No service call fee or travel time charge. Senior and caregiver discount. Plumbing service and repair our specialty. Honest, professional service you can count on. Lic. #82750. (918) 355-4747.
Doc J’s Heat and Air LLC
Avoid costly repairs and breakdowns and save on service, repairs, and replacements with our
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Doc J Yearly Maintenance Plan. Mention this ad & get $25 off our Service Call Fee. Financing, free estimates, and senior discounts. Call Doc J today at (918) 921-4240.
Handyman & Construction Services
30 Years Experience! All Handicap Accessories – grab bars, handicap access abilities; Framing, Drywall, Tape & Bed; Texture & Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Tile, Laminate & Wood Floors. Free Estimates, Competitive Rates, Professional Service. Call Craig (918) 892-4168.
“Dave’s Heat & Air, Inc is changing hands effective April 6, 2023. KMS will be happy to take over your heating & cooling needs. In business since 1977, KMS is a locally owned & operated business with a reputation for honesty, integrity & quality workmanship. For service please continue to call the same work number as before (918) 437-8101. It’s been a pleasure to have been of service.
David & Kate Luper, Dave’s Heat & Air, Inc.”
In a Jam? Services
Around the home repairs or replacements, inside and out. Fence Repair/Replacement, Power Washing, Gutter Cleanout, Garage/ Attic Cleanout, Haul-off, Leaf/ Snow Removal, Staining/Painting, Drywall Patching/Replacement, Tile/Flooring, Deck Repair, and much more! No job is too small, have any questions, please give me a call. Joe Moody (918) 740-7209
Same Day Services
Light Hauling /Light Moving – help you rearrange room furniture, lawns-grass mowing/small paint jobs/cleanup/ fence repair/light construction/sheet rock tile repair – We are honest dependable. References. Call (918) 313-5230.
Scrap Metal Haul Off Free haul off/pick up of appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, hot water tanks and any scrap metal. Call John at (918) 313-4405.
Interior Decorators Rob & Cathy Feather
Husband and Wife Team with 20+ years experience. Custom Painting; Wallpaper Install & Removal; Faux Finishes; Wood Graining; Murals & Art Designs; Home Repairs; Kitchen & Bath Cabinets; Antiques Redone. We work with YOUR Budget! Call or text (479) 212-3200 for a FREE
Estimate & Color Consultation!
All Work Guaranteed!
75 Years Experience in Oklahoma Courts
Frasier Law Firm is a full-service Tulsa firm with decades of experience in all Oklahoma courts. We handle all matters, including probate, wills and trusts, personal injury and negligence cases. We have estate planning
specialists. Reach us at (918) 584-4724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full Service Estate Planning
Trusts, Wills, Gift and Tax Planning, Powers of Attorneys and more! With offices in Sand Springs and Tulsa. Discount to Veterans and Retired Teachers. Willing to meet you in your place for no extra charge! Call Penni of the Skillern Law Firm at (918) 805-2511. www.skillernlaw.com
Protect Your Family. Preserve Your Legacy. Whether you are planning your estate or need help with a loved one who may be financially exploited, South Tulsa Law will represent you effectively and compassionately. We work in all areas of estate planning and probate, trusts and trust litigation, guardianship, and elder exploitation. Call (918) 512-1800 or visit www.southtulsalaw.com.
INVACARE Electric Hospital
Convenient for both user and caregiver to adjust body position and bed height. Solace foam mattress. Full-length detachable rails. Like new. $650 Call (405) 473-8239 or (918) 850-3694
Dependable Movers! Low Rates. Free Estimates. Senior Discounts. Call (918) 836-3225.
Notary Services Available
24/7 Notary available. Never closed. Will come to your home. Will go to hospitals, nursing homes, private homes as needed. Call Joanne at (918) 282-8230.
Too busy to stay organized?
Overwhelmed? Return harmony to your home and life. We help with: Downsizing, relocating (pack & unpack). Set up home office, nurseries, dorms. One room or entire house. Monthly maintenance. Disperse unwanted possessions, electronics, chemicals. Seasonal transitioning. Prepare for guests. Call Pat at Organize to Harmonize: (918) 200-5991.
Do you or a loved one need help keeping up with mail, balancing a checkbook, paying bills, making phone calls, organizing or preparing for tax time? I can help! I will work with you or act as a liaison between family members. Call or email me to discuss options. Essential Strategy Consulting, LLC. Gwen Stevens (918) 557-5259, email@example.com
Home Health Services
Tulsa’s Affordable Home Care offer’s compassionate, quality home care services to individuals. We provide the following services: personal care, bathing
and dressing, companionship, exercise, grocery shopping, laundry, light housekeeping, medication reminders, meal planning and preparation, oral and personal hygiene, respite care for family caregivers. Please call (918) 622-7820 and schedule a free consultation!!!
Ms PAC Ma’am
Need help packing or organizing? I can pack boxes for moving, downsizing or decluttering. I can help organize rooms, closets, attics or garages providing you more space. Flexible hours – day or evening. Lots of experience. References available. Jacki (918) 922-9558.
Need Help Organizing Photos? I will help you organize your boxes or files of old photos. Let me create a BEAUTIFUL photo book for your family. Samples of books are available for your approval. All original photos are returned AFTER the book is created. Call or Text Mary (918) 640-9344.
Warshaw Group Concierge and Personal Assistance
For the past 18 years, we’ve made life much easier for our clients. From running errands, personal shopping/delivery, organizing spaces, event assistance, research projects, increasing home safety, administrative/secretarial support, and much more ... we can do it! Bob and I would like to speak with you about ways we can simplify your life. Call Bobbi, (918) 852-5302. firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety Grab Bar Supply and Installation
Including handicap accessories for Residential, Commercial, Decorative, Indoor/Outdoor, Stairways, Bathrooms, and more. Secure your space, whether existing, remodeling or new construction, we handle it all. Call before you fall! Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured with over 20 years experience. Grab Bars of Tulsa, (918) 619-7324.
Affordable Hairstyling In-Home or My Shop
With 37 years’ experience, I can help with all of your hairstyling needs. I will come to your home or you can come to my shop. In-shop special: haircut $7 for first time customers only and perms for $50. Senior special pricing can’t be beat! Available Tuesday – Saturday. A Mane Event hairstyling, located near 11th and Yale at 937 South Canton. Call Mary Wilkinson at (918) 834-2686. Following CDC Guidelines – safe environment.
Manicures and Pedicures Available I provide house calls for manicures and pedicures. Call or text Yvonne at (918) 289-4171.
Hair care for men and women, specializing in senior clients. This month’s special – First time customers receive one of the following for $15: Haircut or Manicure. $50 for one cut and perm. Pedicures are $20. Very Experienced Hairdressers! In shop services only, come see us in Midtown at Highland Plaza, 5661 East 41st Street (corner of 41st and Hudson). (918) 742-3440.
The Woof Pack Tulsa:
Dependable dog walking services for your four-legged family in Tulsa. Helping you take care of your furry friends when you’re out! We offer dog walking and pet pop-ins. Insured. Call or text us at (918) 770-6699. Visit our website at www.thewoofpacktulsa.com.
Home Veterinary Care
Experience Tulsa’s most convenient veterinary service i n the comfort of your own home. Our goal is to develop a personal relationship with each of our clients and patients. Contact us today to schedule your house call appointment. Call (918) 892-9382 or email DrFielstra@gmail.com or visit us at www.homevetcaretulsa.com.
Imagine a Life Without Chaos Downsizing, Decluttering, Move Management, Estate Sales, Selling the Family Home. Call today (918) 605-1480. www.MatureTransitionsofTulsa.com.
Single Seniors (50+)
Are you over 50, single, divorced or widowed? We are a fun-loving group of single seniors over 50. We meet every Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Buffet Palace, 10934 East 21st Street. We eat at 11:15, have a short meeting and then play cards. Join us for great fun and fellowship. Questions, call Linda at (918) 955-9180.
My Driver Transportation Service
Let me do the driving. To and from work, airport, shopping, errands, post office, appointments. Also, LIFT VAN transportation available. Able to assist getting to and from bed. Senior sitting. Also, small breed dog boarding. 20 years experience. CLEET certified and licensed. References. Member, Better Business Bureau. (918) 491-9929.
PREMIUM SENIOR TRANSPORT NOW AVAILABLE
Entrusted Transport provides non-emergency medical & senior transportation services throughout Oklahoma. Our drivers are courteous & highly professional. We assist riders all the way to check-in at your appointment OR to home, just like family would! Wheelchair vehicles available. Call (918) 290-3400, Schedule Rides Any Date & Time. EntrustedTransport.com.
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BRANSON – Jul 26/27
A 2-day trip to Branson from Tulsa includes a ticket to the Sight and Sound Theater: “Queen Esther”, the Doug Gabriel Show, hotel, breakfast, 2 lunches and dinner, fully escorted out of Tulsa. A ton of fun: $392 (dbl occ): Email davidalanforbes@gmail. com or call (918) 770-1743 for no obligation flyer.
THERE’S STILL TIME!!
It’s NOT too late to join a fun 7 day/6 night bus tour departing midtown Tulsa for the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge! June 25 - July 1. $815 per person double/$1,040 single. See www.grouptrips.com/ ChristChurchExplorers or contact Marsha at email@example.com. Full payment due by May 25 – no exceptions.
Family Fun at Meadow Lake Ranch!
The ranch has everything from authentic log cabins (complete with private patios & waterfront views) to venues ideal for celebrations & family gatherings. Enjoy fishing, walking trails, ranch activities, & s’mores by the fire! We are located just 15 minutes from Downtown Tulsa, & 20 minutes from Keystone Lake. Call Susie at (918) 494-6000 for a personal event tour. Visit www.meadowlakeranch.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUST DO IT!
If you’ve been looking for a way you can make a difference, consider joining the Millennium Hospice team as a volunteer. Caregiver relief is so important during this difficult time. Volunteers provide that by sitting with patients for an hour or so. Training is provided. (918) 493-6555.
Volunteer for LIFE
Discover the variety of volunteer opportunities that LIFE Senior Services has to offer. Whether you want to volunteer within the organization or with one of our local non-profit or public agencies, we can find the best fit for you. (918) 664-9000.
IN MEMORY OF
Mr. and Mrs. John Abney
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Mr. and Mrs. George S. Dotson
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Dunbar
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fielder
In Loving Memory of Steve Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Flynn
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Mr. and Mrs. John Gaberino
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Mr. Tom Gable and Ms. Kathy Hays
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Ms. Jo Garrison
In Memory of Edith Guadagno
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Gidley
In memory of Steve Johnson
Ms. Anne Graham
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
In Memory of Geraldine Marie Mouser
Ms. Mary Ann Hille
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Ms. Donna Hiner
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
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Mr. Joseph L. Jones
In Memory of Stephen Johnson
The Karlovich, Aufdenkamp, Mikles and De Verges Families
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Mr. and Ms. Frank P. Main
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Ms. Patricia Moore
In Memory of Shirley Tubby
Mrs. Lois O’Neal
CLASSIFIEDS TO ADVERTISE, CONTACT:
Bernie Dornblaser (918) 664-9000, ext. 1206 or bdornblaser@LIFEseniorservices.org
In memory of Ann Smith
Tom and Jennifer Palmer
LIFE was such a friend to Helen Jo, who was a friend to so many. We will miss her dearly.
Ms. Elizabeth B. Rainey
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Ms. Viki Richardson
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Ms. Annie Snoke
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Ms. Betty Swindle
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Ms. Pat Tsotsoros
In Memory of Steve Johnson
Mr. Peter M. Walter
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
Ms. Margaret Woods
In Memory of Helen Jo Hardwick
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