Betty has three kids: Joe and his wife and daughters live in Massachusetts. Martin and his 16 year old son live in California. Then there's Elise who lives with her husband on a gorgeous farm in western New York. The photo above shows them all plus Betty's husband, Jerry. I went to celebrate Betty's birthday at Elise's and enjoyed a glimpse of Americana that was unfamiliar to me - farming and small town culture (enhanced by Alfred University which sponsored a wonderful arts festival while I was there).