CITY OF TULSA
FOR 50 YEARS @
No hour has been too late, no day too long, no idea too big when her task has been creating and implementing programming for TULSA PARKS. Parks veteran
Elaine Henderson, now Recreation Coordinator at Whiteside Park, will be recognized for five decades of dedication to the City of Tulsa this week @ Tulsa City Hall.
(L-R) ELAINE HENDERSON, Whiteside Park Recreation Coordinator LLOYD WARE, Lacy Park Golf Coach ERICKA WARE,former Lacy Park Lifeguard
Lacy Park Mural by FELIX COLE
HENDERSON @ LACY PARK
Years of outstanding and often groundbreaking programming, annual events, entrepreneur and talent showcases have all been hallmarks of Henderson's work at one of Tulsa Parks' oldest and most historic parks and community centers, LACY PARK.
The City of Tulsa will honor Henderson at Tulsa City Hall at 5pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2023,
and we're declaring Wednesday ELAINE HENDERSON DAY!
Elaine's tireless dedication to LACY PARK is legendary. In her 50 year career at Tulsa Parks she has helped generations of Tulsans reach for the stars...thousands of children, teens, and adults who attended programs... and did the impossible providing immeasurable numbers of career-building opportunities for many adults who volunteered, teaching programs.
TULSA ARTS DISTRICT
POST OAK LODGE
TULSA BOTANIC GARDEN
36ST N EVE3NT CENTER
N. HARVARD MABEE
MABEE RED SHIELD
OXLEY NATURE CENTER
CATOOSA CLAREMORE OWASSO SKIATOOK SPERRY TURLEY
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PRADA FLASHBACK:: SPRING 2021
you know when MUICCIA PRADA walks out at the end of every show and you say, wow, I would wear that look. Well, finally.
colors, whispering, paired with black, paired with gray, paired with white, paired with each other created an entirely new word that twins "woman" with "lady" for the 21st century, of the 21 century and by the 21st century pairing of Prada & Raf Simons
the LABEL is back...literally
not a piece you wouldn't wear, not a piece you couldn't wear...
and the LABEL, the big PRADA triangle...so appropriate that it makes an appearance so often, because, so often Spring 2021 seems tied to a string attached to the very first time you ever saw the triangle and couldn't wait for more
As for the styling, it may have been inspired by a Raf Simons sweater...or vice versa
Why We Love
IT'S THE ONE CONSTANT IN LIFE- YOU BUILD SOMETHING WORTH HAVING, SOMEONE'S GONNA TRY AND TAKE IT.
Doesn't that ring true to North Tulsa, the place that will forever be the oldest descendant of what happened in its Greenwood district in 1921.
That's John Dutton talking...John Dutton, the character that, of course, only Kevin Costner could play, and who we've watched, binged or weekly, in three seasons try to hold together a family, a legacy and the real American dream, in an America where the statement he (rather, writer Taylor Sheridan) made has always been the one constant. The show makes no secret of the fact that wanting and taking what belongs to someone else has been our national theme for centuries...it's our creation story.
Yellowstone is the, now, Paramount Plus series that houses the fictional Dutton family living, not always peacefully, beside the equally fictional Broken Rock Reservation.
But, like the actual 21st century 6,000 acre ranch on which Yellowstone producers rely for backdrops, the situations faced by the Duttons are real.
A fifth generation ranch family fighting off gentrification and erasure resonates to every African American community or majority Black city in the nation.
Many North Tulsa families, including mine, are in fifth generations here and in, at least, a seventh in Oklahoma.
Broken Rock maybe, but, native rights, that won't ever end.
Raising a family, making a living in 21st century America and creating jobs, in an era when our governments seem to have their heads elsewhere, leaving each family on its own to protect the present, this is the complex stew that makes the Dutton household, the bunkhouse, and the offices of President Rainwater and the Montana Governor seem as real for most Americans as the breathtaking, wide open Montana and Utah ranges record millions of weekly viewers have probably added to bucket lists.
The stories attached to this, normally,10 week summer series returning for season 4 on November 7,
are, as actor Gil Birmingham (President Rainwater on Yellowstone) says,
A family struggling to pay off a $600 property tax to save a home that three generations worked three lifetimes to buy are facing the same predicament as John, Beth, Jamie, Kayce, Monica and Tate Dutton.
Yellowstone connects...whether to a memory of a schoolyard bully terrorizing one kid or as a reminder of bruises from bad policies effecting millions of households.
The cowboys who wear the brand seem to represent everyone who ever asked who was asinine enough to make these rules in the first place...and who was the first idiot to follow them?
What the show does better than any we've ever seen is reveal the real people (apply it left, right, and middle) who are hogtied by real consequences every time we ask people to pay a price, then find a way to take away the land, the services, the present, future or past for which they've already paid.