Thank you, Betty, for always dashing over when we needed you.
Thank you for always having the American flag placed carefully for us on the doorway when we visited England. It was always such a welcome sight! (Along with the English flag and some British Union Jacks in a milk bottle!)
Thank you, Betty for being such a good friend to my in-laws. (Betty is on the left beside dear Joan and Peter, my husband's parents.) And I must tell you, I typed "goof" instead of "good" friend. I corrected it, of course, but I can tell you that Betty would have had a good hoot of laughter about that!
Thank you, Betty, for helping to make our very special meal of smoked salmon and champagne for our wedding anniversary when we were in England in June of last year. It was perfect.
Thank you, Betty, for the lovely Banoffee Pie! (The pie at the top of the photo is the Banoffee Pie and Betty told me all about the history of it, click on the link, it is from East Sussex!)
Thank you, Betty, for reading my blog! You are the first person who told me that you read it and enjoyed it. (First person EVER, and she was in England and not in my country of the USA!)
Betty had some wonderful stories. She had lived in California for a time and had met many in show business. I loved her story of meeting Danny Kaye, who was just as witty and charming in person as she hoped he would be. (She even had tea with him!) Betty also had some wonderful stories about all the entertainers that she knew in England, her Morecombe And Wise stories are well known! In her honor, I have a video of Morecombe and Wise here for you...
Betty passed away in the early morning hours this past Saturday. It was very sudden. For Betty,
watch this video and think of her letting out a whoop of laughter, I can promise you it is the main thing I remember about her, her laughter! Isn't laughter a wonderful shared memory?