are light-hearted and fun because she tackles a serious subject with
humor and grace. She has spoken to audiences from a large variety of
groups, clubs and new friends since May 2002.
In addition to telling stories
from Dancing in my Nightgown, Betty has programs that include
other themes. “Rich Little Poor Girl” is based on her memoir
about being born during the Depression and growing up during World War
II. Her parents were poor and just couldn’t stay married no matter
how hard they tried. Her “slightly” dysfunctional family
had a lot of love for each other and enough stimuli to rival any present-day
“Life with Denny”
features stories about life as a bride in a small college town in 1949.
Denny was a problem solver even when there was no problem to solve.
He was a soft- spoken, highly respected college professor who “loosened-up”
only at parties.
“My Gin and Tonic Period”
shares the hairy tales of entering public school teaching after earning
a credential late in life. A brand new teacher and menopausal, Betty
says, “I call that my gin and tonic period because other people’s
teenagers drove me to drink.” But she adjusted and taught art
for twelve years. Topics of your choice can be arranged as Betty sees
stories In everything. To contact her for a speaking engagement please