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Tune into A Proper DBE Podcast every other Sunday to hear stories, traditions, recipes, histories, and more all from women of Britain or the Commonwealth now living in the United States.
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Welcome to episode eleven of A Proper DBE Podcast brought to you by Daughters of the British Empire. Today, Georgia is joined by several members from Virginia's Pimm's and Poppies chapter to talk about their book club. She also adds a bit about the history of Pimm's No. 1 liqueur and Mystery Series Week.Featured members:Kearsley RandJane SchnebleHeidi SchnebleDevon SnodgrassCarol SweaneyCynthia SalihiMentioned links:DBE in Texas - https://www.facebook.com/dbetxIf you would like to learn more about the DBE, or are interested in becoming a member, you can find us online at www.dbenational.org.If you have any questions or comments about this episode, you can email us at podcast@dbenational.org.You can follow us on social media:Facebook: facebook.com/dbenationalInstagram: @dbenational1909Pinterest: pinterest.com/dbenationalThe Daughters of the British Empire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our heritage while supporting local charities and our senior facilities across the United States. Theme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/
On episode ten of A Proper DBE Podcast, Georgia talks a bit about life in Fleetwood, Lancashire, the tragic Red Falcon shipwreck, and gives a brief history of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI). For more information on the RNLI, see their wesbite: https://rnli.orgTo purchase knitted poppies, go to: www.dbenational.org/shop Don't forget you can follow us on social media!Facebook: www.facebook.com/dbenationalInstagram: @dbenational1909Pinterest: Daughters of the British Empire in the USAIf you would like to learn more about the DBE, or are interested in becoming a member, you can find us online at www.dbenational.org.If you have any questions or comments about this episode, you can email us at podcast@dbenational.org.The Daughters of the British Empire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our heritage while supporting local charities and our senior facilities across the United States. Theme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/
9. Harvest Home

9. Harvest Home

2021-09-1221:16

Welcome to episode nine of A Proper DBE Podcast brought to you by Daughters of the British Empire. Today, Georgia is joined by the following guests:Louise Churchill - Mary Wollstonecraft, ColoradoCharlie Rainbow Wolf - Member-at-Large, IllinoisToday, we're talking all things harvest: canning and preserving, preparing brandied fruits, planting spring bulbs, and British harvest church festivals.Mentioned links: DBE in Texas - https://www.facebook.com/dbetx Colorado Spring Bulb Fundraiser - https://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/index.php/marketplace/seller/profile/shop/daughtersofthebritishempireco?fbclid=IwAR24Rtdbt6PoKHYiw_ZaCFmaPzT2N6b2DV8gwnuHF7XcwLflNTBcEJs6K00Canning Recipes - https://www.dbenational.org/recipes/canning?fbclid=IwAR2OV5-JKBpx22Ir5aP8P5DybyEYQvoCV22HieUvDyl7scyc9eEb0O9hsr4If you would like to learn more about the DBE, or are interested in becoming a member, you can find us online at www.dbenational.org.If you have any questions or comments about this episode, you can email us at podcast@dbenational.org.You can follow us on social media:Facebook: facebook.com/dbenationalInstagram: @dbenational1909Pinterest: pinterest.com/dbenationalThe Daughters of the British Empire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our heritage while supporting local charities and our senior facilities across the United States. Theme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/
Welcome to episode eight of A Proper DBE Podcast brought to you by Daughters of the British Empire. Today, Georgia is joined by the following guests:Louise Churchill - Mary Wollstonecraft, ColoradoCharlotte Smith - Mary Wollstonecraft, ColoradoAbby Merican - Mary Wollstonecraft, ColoradoMeg Stern - Sandhurst, ColoradoWe're talking all about the West Country today - stereotypes, pirate accents, and the proper way to put cream and jam on your scone. Here's the article I mentioned: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/02/20/pirate-accent/ If you would like to learn more about the DBE, or are interested in becoming a member, you can find us online at www.dbenational.org.If you have any questions or comments about this episode, you can email us at podcast@dbenational.org.You can follow us on social media:Facebook: facebook.com/dbenationalInstagram: @dbenational1909Pinterest: pinterest.com/dbenationalThe Daughters of the British Empire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our heritage while supporting local charities and our senior facilities across the United States. Theme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/
Welcome to episode seven of A Proper DBE Podcast brought to you by Daughters of the British Empire. The Daughters of the British Empire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our heritage while supporting local charities and our senior facilities across the United States. We are a diverse group of women standing together in friendship and charity, joined by a common bond - the Commonwealth of Nations, learning and growing together. In this episode, host Georgia Abrams is joined by the following guests:National President, Iris Sirban - Sandringham, FloridaNational Treasurer, Diane Jones - Centre Court, TennesseeSouthern District Organizer, Rilla Chaka - Ascot, TexasThis episode we discuss the stories behind some of our treasured tea sets and tea pots. From Princess Louise, the SS Automedon being captured by the Germans, and the Yorkshire Tea company making an unusual road trip, these are just a few of many tales.  If you would like to learn more about the DBE, or are interested in becoming a member, you can find us online at www.dbenational.org.If you have any questions or comments about this episode, you can email us at podcast@dbenational.org.You can follow us on social media:Facebook: facebook.com/dbenationalInstagram: @dbenational1909Pinterest: pinterest.com/dbenationalTheme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/
Welcome to episode six of A Proper DBE Podcast brought to you by Daughters of the British Empire. The Daughters of the British Empire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our heritage while supporting local charities and our senior facilities across the United States. We are a diverse group of women standing together in friendship and charity, joined by a common bond - the Commonwealth of Nations, learning and growing together. In this episode, host Georgia Abrams is joined by the following guests:Louise Churchill - Mary Wollstonecraft, ColoradoEileen Eddy - Sir James M. Barrie, OhioAlanna Eddy - Sir James M. Barrie, OhioNiki Russell - Somerset House, KansasThis is the first of many episodes to come all about traditional crafts. We're talking about lace, buttons, and what past queens of Britain may have worn during their time on their throne. If you would like to learn more about the DBE, or are interested in becoming a member, you can find us online at www.dbenational.org.If you have any questions or comments about this episode, you can email us at podcast@dbenational.org.You can follow us on social media:Facebook: facebook.com/dbenationalInstagram: @dbenational1909Pinterest: pinterest.com/dbenationalTheme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/
5. Sharing Our Stories

5. Sharing Our Stories

2021-07-2526:54

Welcome to episode five of A Proper DBE Podcast brought to you by Daughters of the British Empire. The Daughters of the British Empire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our heritage while supporting local charities and our senior facilities across the United States. Today, Georgia is joined by the following guests:Midwest District Organizer, Lynda Krupp - Lady Nancy Astor, KansasMidwest District Organizer, Brenda Marks - Somerset House, KansasPam Atwell - Royal Arms, KansasSocial Media Account Manager, Louise Churchill - Mary Wollstonecraft, ColoradoIn this episode, we discuss a book filled with World War II memories of our members, how the documentation of such accounts is vital to the protection of our shared history, and how the podcast will serve the same function. We also discuss how the podcast came to be, how it is produced, and what the future might hold.If you would like to learn more about the DBE, or are interested in becoming a member, you can find us online at www.dbenational.org.If you have any questions or comments about this episode, you can email us at podcast@dbenational.org.You can follow us on social media:Facebook: facebook.com/dbenationalInstagram: @dbenational1909Pinterest: pinterest.com/dbenationalTheme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/
Welcome to episode four of A Proper DBE Podcast brought to you by Daughters of the British Empire. The Daughters of the British Empire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our heritage while supporting local charities and our senior facilities across the United States. We are a diverse group of women standing together in friendship and charity, joined by a common bond - the Commonwealth of Nations, learning and growing together. In this episode, host Georgia Abrams is joined by the following guests:Mark Hawks - Bard of Avon, KansasAnn Robards - Clarence House, FloridaBrenda Marks - Somerset House, KansasWe discuss Sir Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, MO, as well as the ways he is remembered - from the Married Love statue on Kansas City's Country Club plaza, made by Oscar Nemon, to the National Churchill Museum on Westminster's campus and the sculpture made by his granddaughter, Edwina Sandys. We also talk about Sir Christopher Wren's design of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, how it was destroyed during the Blitz and then moved to Fulton in commemoration of Churchill's speech. Finally, we talk about another church moved from England to Kansas with connections to Lady Margaret Thatcher. Here is the link to the National Churchill Museum's website:https://www.nationalchurchillmuseum.org/And here is the link to the article on Margaret Thatcher's visit to Baker University in Baldwin City, KS:https://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/apr/08/thatcher-had-ties-douglas-county/If you would like to learn more about the DBE, or are interested in becoming a member, you can find us online at www.dbenational.org.If you have any questions or comments about this episode, you can email us at podcast@dbenational.org.You can follow us on social media:Facebook: facebook.com/dbenationalInstagram: @dbenational1909Pinterest: pinterest.com/dbenationalTheme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/
3. A History of Tea

3. A History of Tea

2021-07-1138:22

Welcome to episode three of A Proper DBE Podcast brought to you by Daughters of the British Empire. The Daughters of the British Empire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our heritage while supporting local charities and our senior facilities across the United States. Today, Georgia is joined by the following guests:2nd Vice President,  Kathleen Springer - Yorkshire Rose, TexasMidwest District Organizer, Lynda Krupp - Lady Nancy Astor, Kansas Midwest District Organizer, Brenda Marks - Somerset House, KansasKansas State Recording Secretary, Mary Hawks - Bard of Avon, KansasWe discuss the history of tea from it's discovery in ancient China to Portugal's Catherine of Braganza introducing it to the aristocracy of England in the 17th century to, more recently, the accidental invention of the teabag. We also talk about personal preferences and why the British insist on drinking hot tea at the height of summer, and finally one way some chapters were able to adapt during the pandemic and still provide their communities with an afternoon tea event. Here's the NPR article discussing the science behind the cooling effect of a hot drink on a hot day: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/07/11/156378713/cool-down-with-a-hot-drink-its-not-as-crazy-as-you-think If you would like to learn more about the DBE, or are interested in becoming a member, you can find us online at www.dbenational.org.If you have any questions or comments about this episode, you can email us at podcast@dbenational.org.You can follow us on social media:Facebook: facebook.com/dbenationalInstagram: @dbenational1909Pinterest: pinterest.com/dbenationalTheme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/
1. All About the DBE

1. All About the DBE

2021-07-0441:09

Welcome to the very first episode of A Proper DBE Podcast brought to you by Daughters of the British Empire. The Daughters of the British Empire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our heritage while supporting local charities and our senior facilities across the United States. We are a diverse group of women standing together in friendship and charity, joined by a common bond - the Commonwealth of Nations, learning and growing together. In this first episode, host Georgia Abrams is joined by the following guests:National President, Iris Sirban - Sandringham, Florida1st Vice President, Elaine McLeod Hughes - Winship, Georgia2nd Vice President,  Kathleen Springer - Yorkshire Rose, TexasMidwest District Organizer, Lynda Krupp - Lady Nancy Astor, KansasWe discuss who Mrs. Sarah Josephine Meredith Langstaff was, how the DBE came to be, what "the cause" is, what kinds of charity work we have done over the years, and our guests share their stories of how they came to be involved in the organization. If you would like to learn more about the DBE, or are interested in becoming a member, you can find us online at www.dbenational.org.If you have any questions or comments about this episode, you can email us at podcast@dbenational.org.You can follow us on social media:Facebook: facebook.com/dbenationalInstagram: @dbenational1909Pinterest: pinterest.com/dbenationalTheme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/
Welcome to episode two of A Proper DBE Podcast brought to you by Daughters of the British Empire. The Daughters of the British Empire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our heritage while supporting local charities and our senior facilities across the United States. Today, Georgia is joined by the following guests:1st Vice President, Elaine McLeod Hughes - Winship, Georgia2nd Vice President,  Kathleen Springer - Yorkshire Rose, TexasFlorida State President, Brittany McElroy - Sandringham, FloridaWe discuss struggles and first impressions, language, traditions, identity, and much more!If you would like to learn more about the DBE, or are interested in becoming a member, you can find us online at www.dbenational.org.If you have any questions or comments about this episode, you can email us at podcast@dbenational.org.You can follow us on social media:Facebook: facebook.com/dbenationalInstagram: @dbenational1909Pinterest: pinterest.com/dbenationalTheme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/
For over one hundred years, the Daughters of the British Empire has provided a common bond for women with British or Commonwealth of Nations heritage living in the United States. Our members continue to volunteer tirelessly for the good of both local and national communities, including our retirement homes across the US. Now we'd like to share our stories, traditions, and histories with you. #dbewomen
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