It was such a blessing to meet Betty and spend an elegant Christmas dinner at our friend Frank's home, sharing intellectual insights and mutual, political passions. Betty was so kind, softspoken, and gentile. Later, she spoke well of me to my mom. That holiday, encounter, and all of its aftermath, touched my heart. From that day on, whenever my mother spoke of Betty, I revisited the affection that our first meeting had kindled in my heart. Even in her golden years, she was a beautiful lady, with a delicate and refined sensibility. Betty, you are one of the great ladies, and will be missed.