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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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Episodes
  • 18. Charles Dickens' Pet Raven & the Whitechapel Bell Foundry

    Jan 14 2022

    This episode is inspired by Georgia's recent trip to Philadelphia. We're discussing Charles Dickens' pet raven, Grip, and how she inspired Edgar Allen Poe to write one of his most famous poems, and the many ravens named after her that have served as guardians of the Tower of London. Then we move down the street to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry where the Liberty Bell was cast and where Big Ben was recast. 

    So pour yourself a cup of tea and #getcomfy.

    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/dbenational
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    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. 

    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.

    Theme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/

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    12 mins
  • 17. A Brief History of Earl Grey

    Jan 2 2022

    Welcome to episode 17 of "A Cuppa Tea with the DBE" - new name, same podcast!!

    To kick off #nationalhotteamonth we're diving into the origins of Earl Grey - its namesake, its origins, its history, as well as how to brew the perfect cup, its health benefits, food pairings, and its use as a cocktail mixer! 

    So pour yourself a cup of tea and #getcomfy.

    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/dbenational
    Instagram: @dbenational1909
    Pinterest: pinterest.com/dbenational
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDP_fKa5CYadL11mv1GOdLg

    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. 

    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.

    Theme music: https://megamusicmonkey.com/free-music-royal-tea-party-song-30-second-creative-commons/


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    7 mins
  • NYE Bonus: Auld Lang Syne

    Dec 31 2021

    Wishing you all the happiest  New Year and best for 2022. 

    This bonus episode was brought to you with the help of my friend, CK, who is a podcaster himself. Please check out his work, Mirths and Monsters, with the kids or grandkids - they'll love it!

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mirths-and-monsters/id1273301982

    So, here is CK reading Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns.

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    And never brought to mind?
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    And auld lang syne!

    For auld lang syne, my dear,
         For auld lang syne.
         We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
         For auld lang syne.

    And surely ye'll be your pint stowp!
    And surely I'll be mine!
    And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
    For auld lang syne.

    We twa hae run about the braes,
    And pou'd the gowans fine;
    But we've wander'd mony a weary fit,
    Sin' auld lang syne.

    We twa hae paidl'd in the burn,
    Frae morning sun till dine;
    But seas between us braid hae roar'd
    Sin' auld lang syne.

    And there's a hand, my trusty fere!
    And gie's a hand o' thine!
    And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught,
    For auld lang syne.

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    2 mins

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