I have often felt as if Betsy and I were on parallel journeys through this life. Like me, Betsy came from a Protestant background. Both of us married Polish American men and became “honorary” Sekulas, a wonderful tribe of Polish Americans indigenous to the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. Both of us converted to Catholicism and embraced our newfound faith.
We had first sons about the same age. Whatever Betsy did, she did with ease and grace. Of course she surpassed me and had a second son, Ryan. How she loved her boys! She had a lot to be proud of, for they have turned out well.
Betsy had a way of tilting her head and smiling a slight almost shy smile when she spoke. Her manner was calming. I shall miss her.