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January 15 - 21, 2016

South County Times

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Queens Of Swing Mix Music & History
Quartet of talented
musicians perform
gigs all over town
by Jennifer Grotpeter

Swing music saw its heyday in the
1930s, through the end of World War
II. As the 20th century rolled into
the 21st, swing enjoyed a revival as
fleeting as it was energetic.
Whether dancers did the Lindy
Hop at a USO show in 1942, or at
the now-shuttered Velvet nightclub
in the 1990s, the syncopated rhythm
of swing has kept generations of toes
tapping.
Today a quartet of local women,
the Queens of Swing, tour the St.
Louis area mixing their talent and
lifelong love of music with a dash of
well-researched history.
Pat Treacy of South St. Louis
tickles the ivories, South County
resident Mary Ann Schulte keeps
the rhythm on bass guitar, while
Sydell Pollack and Mary Weber, both
of University City, play drums and
trumpet, respectively. This all-woman
band reminds their audiences of a
time when all the men went off to
war.
During World War II, women
stepped into many roles previously
filled by men, filling voids left in the
workforce and entertainment world.
“The women were working in
the factories, playing professional
baseball and making music,” said
Schulte. “There were all-girl bands
that toured the whole country.”
The Queens of Swing do more than
keep the musical integrity of the
1940s-era girl groups. They include a
narrative that highlights the history
of the genre and the stories of female
swing musicians, including famed
drummer Viola Smith. Smith played
drums professionally during the
swing era and beyond; at 103 years
old she is still an endorser for Zildjian
cymbals.
While music pioneer Smith started

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The Queens of Swing are, from left: Mary Ann Schulte, Pat Treacy, Sydell Pollack and Mary Weber.
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her career as a young woman in a
band made up of her sisters that was
together by her father, The Queens of
Swing had lengthy individual musical
careers before they came together.
Trumpeter Mary Weber has played
with several symphonies, including
the St. Louis Symphony, and
performed with diverse musicians
from Luciano Pavarotti to The
Temptations. In addition to her
Queens of Swing schedule, she plays
and records with The Clarion Brass.
She also uses her talent and
experience to benefit young musicians
in the Kirkwood and Webster Groves
school districts, where she teaches
private trumpet lessons.

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“Mary, who plays trumpet, plays
with Clarion Brass; I went to the
Sheldon and heard her play there,”
said Treacy. “I talked to her after the
concert, and she has been playing
with us for a year-and-a-half now.
She plays everything and does
everything!”
Sydell Pollack has been a
drummer since childhood, but her
college degree is in painting. She sees
a connection between the two art
forms.
“When
we
play,
we
are
communicating with the audience,”
Pollack said. “A painting can take
years to create in a studio, but music
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“A drum beat can affect others,
and when you perform, you want
them to dance. I see the audience
singing, dancing, clapping and I know
we have succeeded; that’s what it’s all
about.”
“People love watching Sydell,”
added Schulte. “She’s so colorful!”
Mary Ann Schulte has been a
musician for much of her life, and
even met her husband when they
played together with The St. Louis
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“He plays tuba,” Schulte said. “My
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how Pat and I knew each other. She

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Talented Quartet Growing Number Of Seniors Spend

Retirement Caring For Grandchildren

from page 9
called me about the Queens of Swing, but the last
time I played bass guitar was in high school!”
“Mary Ann is well-known locally, so when I had
the idea for an all-girl band, I called her,” explained
Treacy. “We do piano duets, too, and she also plays
the accordion.”
Treacy started playing
classical
piano
when
she was 5 years old,
and took up jazz in high
school.
After marriage
and
motherhood,
she
temporarily bowed out of
public performances, but
continued to play at home.
She enjoys playing with the
Queens, but the history also
appeals to her.
“I’m a history buff, and this is an extension of
that – researching the history and fitting it into the
music,” she said.
The Queens of Swing are keeping busy with gigs
all around the area.
“We had 32 gigs last year – so we celebrate a
successful season,” said Treacy. “We have great fun
and that is transmitted to our audience.”
Their gigs include Orchard House in Webster
Groves, Aberdeen Heights in Kirkwood; church
groups, historical societies, Cape Albeon in Valley
Park, and even the Sisters at Mother of Perpetual
Help on Watson.
“What’s good about the Queens of Swing is that
we all have areas we are good in. Between us, we
combine and get a good product,” explained Pollack.
“We are a sisterhood,” said Treacy. “We enjoy each
other’s company and enjoy playing together. We have
never had a bomb; a year-and-a-half together and
never bombed!”
For more information on the Queens of Swing,
visit the band’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/
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Sally Lefler

Varied Career Leads To Active Retirement

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In an era stressing youth, one
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A 2015 recipient of the St. Andrew’s
Resources for Seniors AgelessRemarkable Saint Louisan award,
Glendale resident Sally Lefler has the
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Known as a leader in several fields
over the course of her career, Lefler
lit the way especially for women, old
and young, while serving in executive
positions, locally and nationally, at the
YWCA and the Girl Scouts USA.
Most notably, Lefler helped lower
racial divides in segregated St. Louis,
first by setting up outreach programs
as executive director of the Carondelet
YWCA and then, when serving
nationally, by stressing the arts in
community as a Rockefeller/Ford
Foundations selectee.
The Lindenwood College pre-law
graduate also trained to be a foreign
diplomat at the State Department in
Washington, D.C., taught college prep
courses at prestigious Fairfax Hall in
Virginia, earned distinction as a top
sales/merchandising/buyer’s associate
in women’s fashion at the old FamousBarr Company, sold real estate on St.
Simon’s Island, acted as an executive
search professional and management
consultant, having pursued graduate
studies in systems analysis, to name
some key roles Lefler played during
her long career.
“Looking back, I was privileged to
be part of organizations helping people

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“Looking back, I was privileged to be part of
organizations helping people achieve their potential.
I wanted to shatter the glass ceiling in place for
women, which still is there in many ways today.”
– Sally Lefler
achieve their potential,” Lefler said in
an interview over coffee. “I wanted to
shatter the glass ceiling in place for
women, which still is there in many
ways today.”
Coming into her own in the days just
before Martin Luther King Jr., made
his mark, Lefler used a love of the arts
and music, as well as government,
history and social sciences to make
her own mark as a non-profit and
corporate leader.
Interestingly, Lefler shares the
remarkable senior stage with her
“sister” and Glendale roommate
Jane Towater, whom St. Andrew’s
Resources honored in 2014. Towater
also worked in national leadership
at the YWCA, with a similar bent
for racial justice. The old friend that
Lefler calls sister earned a top award,
in fact, for her work along those lines.

Lefler credits her mother, who
lived in Richmond Heights, her San
Francisco-based grandmother and her
grandfather, also based in Richmond
Heights, for inspiring her versatile
path.
“My mother was avant garde: a real
fashionista and mentor of youth. She
valued education above all. She didn’t
finish college but later in life blazed
trails by working on early computer
systems for Southwestern Bell,” Lefler
said.
Lefler’s grandfather embarked upon
varied careers like his granddaughter
would come to do. Over the years,
he was a reporter at the old St.
Louis Globe-Democrat, an inventor,
toymaker and a commercial real estate
developer.
Lefler adopted an international air
early on, aided by membership in the

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High student and introduction
to world-renowned figures like
Nuremburg Trial Judge Jacob Lashley.
Lashley acted as Lefler’s mentor, upon
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In college, she set sights on foreign
service after finishing a six-month
program called the Washington
Seminar. Given a rare chance, she
met with ambassadors, sat in on
committee hearings led by thenSenator John F. Kennedy and engaged
with key government officials.
When her second fiance died a tragic
death like the first, Lefler returned to
St. Louis, specifically Glendale. She’s
lived there most of her life, though in
the course of her work traveled often
throughout the U.S. and the world.
Trips to Europe, Asia, the Mid-East,
South America and elsewhere fueled
wanderlust in the ever-ambitious
Lefler.
Retired from the Girl Scouts USA
since 1999, Lefler stays active through
service to non-profit groups like CASA,
the Junior League, the GermanHeritage Society, the Morning Etude
Club, the National Music Federation,
Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the music
section of the Wednesday Club and
others.
She serves on the board of
adjustment for the city of Glendale,
was a two-term vice president of the
Kirkwood Area Arts Council and is
part of the advisory board of Love Our
Children USA, which sponsors the
“Stomp Out Bullying” campaign.
Her memberships in other area
organizations are too many to mention.
Lefler said she knew she would go
far, ever since she was 10 or 11 years
old and she earned an award from a
greeting card company for most sales
in her region. The company thought
her mother had done the work.
“I’m blessed to have seen so much
change in my lifespan,” she said.
“It’s inspiring also to part of such
an amazing group, honored by St.
Andrew’s Resources for remarkable
aging.”

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County Libraries Host Healthy
Living For Seniors Programs

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Mid-East Area Agency on Aging sponsors
classes at Grant’s View & Weber Road Libraries
Mid-East Area Agency on Aging is
once again sponsoring Choice: Healthy
Living for Seniors in South County.
Starting in January, programs are
being offered at the St. Louis County
Library Grant’s View Branch, located
at 9700 Musick Road. Programs are
10 a.m. on the first, third and fifth
Wednesday of each month.
Beginning in February, programs
will be held at the St. Louis County
Library Weber Road Branch, 4444
Weber Road. They begin at 10 a.m.
and are held on the second and fourth
Wednesday of each month.
Attendees
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by a healthy catered lunch by Saint
Louis Bread Company. Transportation
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314-894-1701 ext 101.
“Aging Eyes” on Wednesday, Jan.
20, at the Grant’s View branch, will
be presented by the St. Louis Society
for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Learn about the signs, symptoms
and differences between normal
age-related changes and serious eye
conditions and get tips for protecting

your vision.
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Missouri will present a program
addressing stress. Attendees will learn
easy-to-implement strategies that will
help them feel more control.
On Feb. 10, Cooking for One or Two
will be presented by Signature Medical
Group at the Weber Road Branch. Get
tips on shopping, menu planning and
getting creative with leftovers. Plus,
sample a recipe and take home some
goodies.
On Feb. 24, Signature Medical
Group will present “Heart Health” at
Weber Road Library. A person’s risk of
heart disease does not have to increase
with age. Learn how to choose foods
that keep your heart healthy.
Registration for these programs
is required. Register at: Choice.
AgingMissouri.org or call 636-2070847. Meals offered for voluntary
donation of $4 for those over 60.
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information on upcoming programs at
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Free Family Caregiver Training on
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2 to 5 p.m., at its
offices located at 504 Marshall Ave. in
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Stimulate Mind & Body At
Upcoming OASIS Classes
Founded in 1982, OASIS is
continuing its mission to promote
healthy aging through lifelong
learning, healthy living and
social engagement.
OASIS invites adults age
50 and older to kick off the
New Year by stimulating their
mind and body with its wide
variety of class offerings.
Classes are held at
various venues including Kirkwood
Community
Center,
Clayton
Community Center, Crestview in
Crestwood and the newest locale at
Eden Seminary in Webster Groves.
A sampling of upcoming classes
include:
• Step, Strengthen and Stretch
on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan.
25-March 9, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in
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• New Zumba Gold on
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p.m., in Kirkwood.
• Folk Song Sing-A-Long
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Kirkwood
• Skype on Mondays, Feb.
1 and 8, 10 a.m. to noon, at
Crestview.
• Urban Line Dancing
Extravaganza on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2
to 3 p.m., in Clayton.
• “What you never knew about
the Pulitzer” on Wednesday, Feb. 3,
10 a.m. to noon, in Clayton.
• “Forms of the Blues” on
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to noon,
in Clayton.
For more information on these and
other classes, visit www.oasisnet.org/
stl.

Contestants Wanted For
Ms. Missouri Senior America
The Ms. Missouri Senior America
Pageant is seeking contestants who
will be at least 60 years old by July
10, 2016.
In the pageant, contestants will
recite a personal philosophy of life;
be interviewed by a panel of judges;
model an evening gown; and perform
a two-and-a-half minute talent
presentation.
Initial interviews will be held in
early February, followed by talent
auditions on Feb. 23. The pageant

will be held on July 10 at Florissant
Civic Center.
A queen will be crowned, as well as
a first and second runner-up selected.
After the pageant, all participants
are invited to become members of
the Missouri Pageant Alumnae Club
which is dedicated to enriching the
lives of all seniors by performing
shows at senior and veteran facilities.
For more information, contact
Susan Pellegrino at [email protected]
gmail.com or 314-640-5789.

Providing Exceptional Senior Living, Care
and Services to the St. Louis Community

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Ecumenical Ministry Offers
Activities For Area Seniors
SAJE, an ecumenical ministry
formed to enrich the lives of older
adults in the Crestwood/Sunset Hills
area, sponsors a number of events
from exercise to cards. Everyone
is welcome to attend regardless of
religious or congregational affiliation.
Activities are:
• Chair Exercises are held on
Mondays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1420 S.
Sappington Road and on Thursdays
at Church of the Advent, 9373
Garber.
• ZumbaGold is held on Tuesdays,
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and on
Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at St.
Elizabeth of Hungary. The cost is $3
per class.
• Pickleball is held on Mondays,
9 a.m. to noon and on Thursdays,
noon to 3 p.m., at St. Elizabeth of
Hungary. The cost is $3 per person.
• Quilting for all abilities is
offered on Mondays, 11 a.m. to 2
p.m., at Church of the Advent.
• Cards & Games are played on
Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., at
Church of the Advent except 1 p.m.
on the second Thursday.
• Lunch & Learn features a
meal and programs on the second
Thursday of the month, 10:45 a.m. to
1 p.m., at Church of the Advent.
• Movie Matinee is featured on
the fourth Wednesday of the month,
1 to 3 p.m., at St. Thomas/Holy Spirit
Lutheran Church, 3980 S. Lindbergh
Blvd.
• St. Louis County Bookmobile
#4 is at Church of the Advent every
other Thursday.

Chair exercise is among activities
offered by SAJE.
SAJE is sponsored and supported
by the following congregations:
Saint Thomas/Holy Spirit (ELCA),
Episcopal Church of the Advent, St.
Justin Martyr, and St. Elizabeth of
Hungary.
In addition to the activities,
SAJE strives to help maintain safe,
independent living at home for area
seniors.
Deb Goldfeder, a faith community
nurse and deacon in the Episcopal
Church, ministers to a broad
spectrum
of
physical,
social,
emotional and spiritual needs of
participants.
Christine Lewis, director of
Christian Community Homecare, a
ministry of St. Thomas/Holy Spirit,
coordinates the homecare needs of
participants through a wide variety
of services.
SAJE also provides transportation
to a variety of destinations, minor
home repair and fall and spring
yard work, coordinated by Assistant
Jessica Gerth.
For more information, call 314822-4736.

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Memoir “Bettyville” Set
In Small-Town Missouri
Book Review
by Jennifer Alexander
“Bettyville” is George Hodgman’s
quirky memoir about moving from New
York City to his small hometown to
care for his aging mother. Hodgman’s
story is funny and touching, full of
details specific to his own family as well
as insights relevant to all.
Hodgman is a successful magazine
and book editor who battled drug
addiction and a life-long habit of
keeping secrets that began when he
realized he was gay. His mother Betty
is in her nineties and is becoming frail,
but remains strong willed and shares
criticism freely.
When Hodgman is restructured
out of a job, he returns to Paris, Mo.,
for an unspecified period. Betty can no
longer drive to her church committee
meetings, and has trouble remembering
the names of the hymns she plays for
church services.
Their relationship is a surprising
blend of peevishness, tenderness
and humor illustrated in a frequent
exchange between them. Either
Hodgman or his mother will say “None
of your business,” to which the other
replies, “You are my business.”
Hodgman writes about how their
moods affect each other and how
anxiety about the future percolates
through their days.
While helping his mother navigate
her new circumstances, Hodgman
addresses some of his own long-standing
troubles. Being in his hometown, he
remembers absorbing the message that
he was “bad.” He hoped to spare his
parents unhappiness by hiding who he
was.
“Bettyville” takes place within the

larger orbit of St. Louis and Columbia.
Hodgman writes about trips to St.
Louis to attend the Muny Opera
and to shop at Stix, Baer & Fuller.
Hodgman attended college in Columbia
and travels there for his mother’s
medical and hair appointments. The
hair appointments often seem to have
greater consequence to Betty than the
doctor’s visits.
Hodgman welcomes the opportunity
to take care of his mother. He
encounters many frustrations and
setbacks, but finds a sense of belonging
in the process.
George Hodgman will discuss and
sign “Bettyville” at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 4 at St. Louis County Library
Headquarters, 1641 S. Lindbergh
Blvd. He will also speak and sign books
on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m., at the
University City Public Library, 6701
Delmar Blvd.

Cataract Surgery Is Common
& Effective For Adults Over 50
Starting at age 50, men and
women’s cataract risk rises, and
that risk only grows more significant
as men and women get older. The
National Eye Institute predicts
that, by the year 2050, 50.2 million
Americans will experience cataracts.
The lens of the eye is normally
clear, but as a person ages, the
lenses can begin to cloud and lead to
impaired vision. Cataracts can cause
blurry vision and increase the glare
from lights, affecting how a person
can manage daily activities.
Cataracts also may make it more
difficult for eye doctors to examine
the back of the eye during routine
visits to detect conditions such as
age-related macular degeneration or
diabetic retinopathy.
Eye experts routinely recommend
cataract surgery when cataracts
interfere with daily activities, such
as driving, watching television or
even reading medication bottles.
Surgery is a safe and common way to
treat cataracts.
The
American
Optometric
Association says cataract surgery
involves the removal of the natural
lens of the eye, which is replaced
with an artificial lens. This clear,
plastic intraocular lens, or IOL,
requires no special maintenance and
is designed to properly focus.
The IOLs used may be monofocal,
fixed-focus,
accommodating
and
multifocal lenses. Which type of lens
is best for a patient’s needs will be
determined by the eye doctor.
Cataract
surgery
may
only

As men and women age, their risk of
cataracts increases.
take 15 minutes, though patients
will likely spend more time at the
surgical facility to allow for prep
time and post-operative evaluation.
Recovery will involve the use of
medicated eye drops several times
daily, and a protective eye shield
should be used while sleeping.
As the eye recovers, a special
pair of post-operative sunglasses
are required to protect the eyes
from bright light. Eye doctors also
advise patients to avoid strenuous
activity, including exercise, for at
least the first week of recovery.
Water splashed in the eyes can cause
infection, so swimming should be
avoided and caution should be taken
when bathing or showering.
It can take several weeks for
the eye to heal sufficiently. If both
eyes require surgery, doctors will
often wait one to three weeks before
performing surgery on the second
eye.
Learn
more
about
cataract
surgery by speaking with your eye
doctor or visiting www.aoa.org.

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From the moment
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Our residents
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numerous fun activities with neighbors who are
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SIGNS & SIGNALS

IS IT TIME TO TALK ABOUT

ASSISTED LIVING?
Many signals can indicate you may need to discuss senior
living choices with your loved one.

Lapses in
personal
hygeine
Weight gain could be from inactivity—weight loss may indicate a poor diet.

Withdrawal from lifelong activities: skipping
church or not keeping up with regular
social engagements

If your family is coping with any of these issues, consider
making a call to an assisted living community. The vast
majority of seniors who are happily enjoying Assisted
Living had a loved one make the first call for them.
For more information, contact Provision Living at
ProvisionLiving.com

CONFUSION
about a

wearing clothes
repeatedly

medication
schedule

Coping measures: sleeping downstairs in a
recliner, or living out of a portion of their
home to compensate for decreased mobility.

or lapses in filling
prescriptions

Excessive reactions
to economic or
political issues
Spending too
much time in
front of the TV

Reluctance to
share personal
information.

Being confused
or repetitive,
misplacing
things or
putting them
in odd places.

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