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What to Do When COLORFUL PEOPLE (cont’d): Answers on page 7
Medicare Tells You No
ably sucked in by the liner’s huge propellers. 1. What was the full name of Betty White’s
Dear Savvy Senior, The Olympic survived and repairs were com- character on “The Golden Girls”?
How do I go about appealing Medicare when they pleted on the liner by procuring parts from the 2. What hip-hop artist was a judge on “The Voice”
won’t pay for something that they covered in the construction of White Star Line’s second luxury for the first four seasons?
past? ship, the RMS Titanic, which delayed the sister 3. The “Godfather of Soul” recorded “Papa’s Got a
Rejected Rhonda ship’s maiden (and only) voyage until 1912. On Brand New Bag” in 1965. Name him.
April 10 of that year, 24-year-old Violet Jessop 4. Name the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan maga-
Dear Rhonda, boarded the Titanic, having secured a position zine for 32 years.
If you disagree with a coverage or payment decision as a stewardess on the vessel. Four days later, 5. This co-founder of Fleetwood Mac also com-
made by Medicare, you can appeal, and you’ll be she was spared from the disastrous sinking of posed “Black Magic Woman.” Who is he?
happy to know that around half of all appeals are suc- the ship when it struck an iceberg. Ironically,
cessful, so it’s definitely worth your time. Captain E.J. Smith had commanded both of her If you change your own oil on your vehicles, collect
voyages, perishing aboard the Titanic. During the used oil in a sturdy plastic container and take it to
But before going that route, talk with the doctor, hos- World War I, Violet was aboard the Britannic, a recycling center. Never dump oil down a storm
pital and Medicare to see if you can spot the problem the third sister of the White Star fleet. It had drain or on the ground where it can cont-
and resubmit the claim. Some denials are caused by been converted into a hospital ship, and Violet aminate the water supply
simple billing code errors by the doctor’s office or was serving as a stewardess for the British Red or groundwater.
hospital. If, however, that doesn’t fix the problem, Cross. In 1916, the ship struck a German mine
here’s how you appeal. and sank in the Aegean Sea 55 minutes later, “Mr. Piano”
killing 30 of its 1,066 passengers. Violet Jes-
Original Medicare Appeals sop’s life was spared once again, having sur- Tuning & Repair
If you have original Medicare, start with your quarter- vived three disasters of the White Star Lines.
ly Medicare Summary Notice (MSN). This statement • Beloved “Golden Girl” actress Betty White Roy Nieman
will list all the services, supplies and equipment billed was the first woman to produce a sitcom, “Life The tuner that cares!
to Medicare for your medical treatment and will tell with Elizabeth,” which premiered in 1953. She
you why a claim was denied. You can also check your was also the first woman to receive an Emmy Karaoke & 716-444-2423
Medicare claims early online at, or for hosting a game show. She met her husband
by calling Medicare at 800-633-4227. on the game show “Password,” enjoying 18 DJ ServicSes APvaAilaCbleE [email protected] CALL
years of marriage before Allen Ludden died of
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although you can initiate a fast-track consideration for married, and is quoted as saying “Once you’ve
ongoing care, such as rehabilitation. Most people have had the best, who needs the rest?” She is also
to go through several levels to get a denial overturned. famous for being the oldest person to host “Sat-
urday Night Live,” something she did in 2010
You have 120 days after receiving the MSN to re- at age 88.
quest a “redetermination” by a Medicare contrac-
tor, who reviews the claim. Circle the items you’re Medicare Tells You No
disputing on the MSN, provide an explanation of why
you believe the denial should be reversed, and include (continued)
any supporting documents like a letter from the doctor
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and even file your appeal for you for free. To locate
The contractor will usually decide within 60 days your local SHIP, visit or call 877-
after receiving your request. If your request is denied, 839-2675. The Medicare Rights Center also offers free
you can request for “reconsideration” from a different phone counseling at 800-333-4114.
claims reviewer and submit additional evidence.
Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box
A denial at this level ends the matter, unless the 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit
charges in dispute are at least $160 in 2019. In that Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show
case, you can request a hearing with an administrative
law judge. The hearing is usually held by videoconfer- and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.
ence or teleconference.
A kindergarten teacher handed out a coloring page to
If you have to go to the next level, you can appeal to her class. On it was a picture of a duck holding an
the Medicare Appeals Council. Then, for claims of umbrella. The teacher told her class to color the duck in
at least $1,630 in 2019, the final level of appeals is yellow and the umbrella green. But Tommy, the class
judicial review in U.S. District Court. rebel, colored the duck in a bright fire truck red.
After seeing this, the teacher asked him: “Tommy, how
Advantage and Part D Appeals many times have you seen a red duck?”
If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage health plan Young Tommy replied, “The same number of times I’ve
or Part D prescription drug plan the appeals process seen a duck holding an umbrella.”
is slightly different. With these plans you have only
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On December 12, 1980, a notebook of writings GIVING IDEAS
by Leonardo da Vinci was sold at auction for
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• Born near a small Italian village in 1452, da
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tailed drawings of fetuses, the heart, vascular Answers on Page 7
systems, reproductive organs, skeletons, and
muscular systems are some of the earliest on Solution on page 8 Christmas Games
record. In 1490, he sketched “Vitruvian Man,”
a male figure in two superimposed positions, Christmas Games (continued)
arms and legs apart, inside a circle and a square.
• Da Vinci was commissioned to paint “The (continued) Pin the Nose on Rudolph
Last Supper” in 1495 on the wall of the dining Little ones especially will enjoy “Pin the Nose on
hall of a Milan monastery. The painting, which Snapdragon Rudolph,” or “Find Santa’s Friends,” in which toy
depicts Jesus and his 12 disciples in the Upper From the 16th century onward, a good Christmas elves and reindeer are hidden around the house like
Room, has undergone at least 8 restorations, Eve party quite likely included a boisterous game of Easter eggs. And for the older fry, a holiday version of
one lasting 21 years, due to its deterioration. It “Snapdragon.” The premise, as zany as it is simple, “Two Truths and a Lie” can generate a lot of ingenuity
was painted on a thin wall, and the paint did not called for pouring a couple dozen raisins in the bottom and laughs by asking players to name three Christmas
adhere to the wall properly. Within three years, of a shallow bowl, followed by a bottle of brandy. gifts, only two of which they actually received at some
the paint was flaking and deteriorating. With lights dimmed and brandy ignited, participants point, with the rest of the group trying to guess which
• In 1503, da Vinci started on a privately- took turns trying to snag a raisin, and, if successful, one’s a fake.
commissioned painting which would become extinguish it by eating it. (Note: We take no respon- The fun is limited only by your imagination. Happy
known as the “Mona Lisa.” Although the sibility for any burns sustained while imitating this at holiday gaming!
identity of the woman in the masterpiece has your house!) (c) 2019 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
never been absolutely confirmed, it’s believed
that she was Lisa del Giocondo, the wife of a Shadows Answers on Page 7
wealthy Italian silk merchant. However, if so, Those of a bit less daring nature might have enjoyed
Giocondo family never received the painting, as a game of “Shadows,” in which an individual sat in 1. Name the author of The Da Vinci Code.
da Vinci kept it in his possession the remainder front of a white tablecloth or sheet hung in a darkened 2. What is the fourth most popular surname in
of his life. (continued on next page) room, with a lamp behind it. The rest of the party then the U.S.?
took turns passing in front of the lamp, so the viewer
Solution puzzle on page 8 could guess their identities by their shadows. To make
things more challenging, participants maneuvered their
Christmas Games bodies or clothing however possible, though if the
Old and New guesser correctly identified them, they were subject to
a forfeit or taking the guesser’s place.
By Lucie Winborne
Questions and Commands
ILLUSTRATION CREDIT: Gabriel Nicolet A precursor to today’s “Truth or Dare.” Failure to
follow a command, or answer a question, would either
The shopping and wrap- cost you a fine or get your face blackened with fire-
ping are done, the tree place soot!
is decked out with lights
and tinsel. You’ve hung The Messenger
the holly and you’ve Reminiscent of “Simon Says,” this parlor game in-
frosted the cookies, and volved one player entering the room and addressing
now you’re ... a bit tired another with “My master sends me to you, madam”
of watching the same old (or sir). At the response of “What for?” the messen-
Christmas movies and hearing the same carols on the ger would perform a simple but silly action for the
radio. How about taking a leaf from our ancestors’ responder to repeat, with each guest doing so in turn
book and gathering the family and friends for some until everyone in the room was in motion, after which
Christmas-themed games instead? the messenger would exit and reenter the room with a
new command. Stop moving too soon, and you’d pay
(cont’d in next column) a forfeit.

Blindfold Christmas Drawing
Back in the 21st century, try tapping into your artistic
side with “Blindfold Christmas Drawing.” Grab some
markers and paper plates, then have one player de-
scribe a Christmas scene while everyone else -- blind-
folded, of course! -- tries to render it on their plate.
The most accurate drawing wins. (cont’d next column)

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A Healthy New Twist BROWN AND BLACK 3976 Lockport Olcott Rd, Ste A Lockport, NY 14094
on Hanukkah Latkes
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and Black!
Potato latkes are a Hanukkah tradition, since they’re • Thomas Jacob Black, better known to his fans Deborah Carpenter
cooked in oil, the sacred fuel central to the story of as Jack Black, was the son of rocket scientists!
the menorah’s lighting. Alas, that oil adds to fat and Both of his parents were satellite engineers Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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2 large egg whites the Grammy Award-winning rock duo, Tena- LAKE WINDS METALWORKING
3 tablespoons snipped cious D, formed in 1994.
fresh chives • Margaret Tobin Brown became known as • SHEARING • BENDING
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour “unsinkable” after surviving the sinking of the • DRILLING • MACHINING
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her heroism at the ship’s demise, Brown headed COAL
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(20 by 14 inches) or 2 smaller ones with nonstick aid to immigrants who had lost everything, and ANTHRACITE & BLACKSMITHING COAL BOILERS
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flour, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon room cottage, Brown relocated to Leadville, Samuel Martin
freshly ground black pepper. In food processor with where she met her husband, who struck it rich Hours: M-F 8-5; Sat 8-12
shredding disk attached, or on coarse side of box grat- in the mines. With their fortune, she established
er, shred potatoes. Place potatoes in colander in sink; soup kitchens in Colorado mining communi-
squeeze out liquid. Stir potatoes into egg mixture. ties, founded the Denver Woman’s Club, raised
3. Drop potato mixture by generous 1/3 cups, about 2 money for Denver’s Catholic cathedral, and
inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheet to make 12 worked as a volunteer during World War I.
mounds. Press each mound slightly to flatten into a • Shirley Black began life as Shirley Temple,
3-inch round. the beloved child star who started her career at
4. Bake latkes 15 minutes. With wide metal spatula, the tender age of three. Within two years, she
turn latkes over and bake 15 minutes longer or until was internationally famous, and the follow-
browned and crisp on both sides. Serve with apple- ing year, 1935, she received a special Juvenile
sauce if you like. Makes 12 latkes. Academy Award. By 1938, she was the num-
ber one box-office favorite. During the 1930s,
(c) 2019 Hearst Communications, Inc. Shirley Temple dolls were introduced, and sales
All rights reserved reached $45 million by 1941. Shirley’s royalties
from merchandise exceeded the salary paid for
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GOODS • D Swedes Begin Christmas BROWN AND BLACK (cont’d):
It’s Time to ORDER With St. Lucia Day royalty income exceeded $200,000. When she
retired in 1950 at age 22, she had appeared in
By Philomena Corradeno 44 movies and numerous short films. That year,
Shirley married Charles Black, a San Francisco
S & CHEES As the winter holidays businessman and former Navy intelligence
officer, who admitted to her that he had never
GOODIES approach, we hear much seen a single one of her movies. Shirley Temple
about Christmas, Kwanzaa, Black entered politics in 1967 with an unsuc-
PSIESc,hBwAKaEDbGOFOaDSr,mMEAMT TRaAYrSk, CeHtEESE9S03&5MROoRcEhesstcehrwRad7b.1s•[email protected],5Ntm7Y0a1il4.c0o6m7 Hanukkah and New Year’s, cessful campaign for Congress, and became a
but little about a lovely, delegate to the United Nations General Assem-
cherished custom of Scandi- bly, followed by an appointment as Ambassa-
dor to Ghana, and later Ambassador to Czecho-
(Rt. 31, between Gasport & Middleport) navia where the Christmas slovakia.
Schwab Farm Marketseason begins on Dec. 13 • Many football fans believe Cleveland Browns
with St. Lucia Day, and running back Jim Brown is the greatest pro
ends on Jan. 13 with the football player in history. During his nine
seasons, he broke most of the rushing yards
feast of St. Knut. St. Lucia records, including leading the league in rush-
ing yards for eight out of those nine. Football
Day is more widely ob- wasn’t his only skill. In high school, he nabbed
13 letters playing football, lacrosse, baseball,
served in Sweden than in basketball, and track. Brown retired in 1965 at
other Scandinavian coun- Artwork Credit: Jenny Nystrom the height of his career and entered the world of
acting. In 1966, he was already famous for his
tries, and although primarily a family observance, role in The Dirty Dozen, a World War II saga
of 12 convicts sent to France to assassinate Ger-
there are public ceremonies in most offices, hospitals, man officers. Brown’s movie career spanned 44
factories, schools and churches.

In the home, in early morning, the eldest daugh-

ter wakes the parents and the rest of the family and

serves them coffee or tea and a saffron-flavored bread

ALWAYS COMFORTABLE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK (Lussekake) or buns (Lussekatter, Lucy cats). Sym-
11AM - MIDNITE bolizing St. Lucy, the Italian virgin martyr, she wears
a flowing white gown, signifying purity, with a red
sash for the blood the martyr shed. She wears a metal

FFUONODGDRREIANTKS GTOIOMDES crown of leaves studded with seven tapers, which
before electricity were lighted candles but now are bat-
tery-powered. She is followed by her sisters in white,
and white-clad brothers with tall, cone-shaped paper

NEVER BORING hats with stars. They are called star boys.
Here in America, the Church of Sweden in New York
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multiple performances at a larger church nearby. It

LakBe BIrCeeYzeCLE begins with the church entirely darkened, and at an ap-
pointed time Lucy enters followed by 50 to 70 hand-
maids and star boys, each carrying a light and singing
the Italian melody of “Santa Lucia” with Swedish
lyrics. It’s quite moving and dramatic as the lamps

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Incidentally, the Swedish pronounce it “Lu-SEE-
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Christians in tunnels, and to free her hands to carry the
Lyndonville, NY 14098 food, she wore a wreath of candles on her head.


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