Betty was my aunt. She was the wife of my mother's brother, Jack. I have very fond memories of visiting the Burtons who lived on a farm near Beech Grove. Many holidays were enjoyed together as well as a week each summer when I got to stay and play with my cousins. Our grandparents lived down the road on a farm so it was a fun time for a city gal to experience country life. I remember eating "dinner" at noon with the farmhands; riding the tractor; calling in the cows; observing Aunt Betty make delicious meals and pies; watching the Ed Sullivan Show and Lawrence Welk; going shopping at Beels and Wheatleys; helping Grandma with the chickens and her garden; going to Clark's games and Jackie's cheerleading practices. It was an idyllic time for me growing up.
Uncle Jack and Aunt Betty were wonderful people. I will cherish these memories and them forever.