Betty was my babysitter when I was around 5 & 6 years old. (She began babysitting me when my older sister stopped because she started dating and left home early to marry and get away from our troubled home.)
Betty was always kind & loving and sincerely enjoyed my company. She was always in a good mood and had a son about my age, named Kenny, who I had a small crush on. Betty would take me on her errands with her during the day and when visiting her friends and would always introduce me in such a kind way making me feel very special.
I’ll always remember Betty rescuing a family of baby bunnies in her back yard one day (whose mother accidentally died in a lawn mowing accident) and she initially tried feeding them using baby doll bottles.
I have a great memory of Betty giving me (my first soup memory) Cambell’s Mushroom Soup for lunch one afternoon and it was so good I told my mother all about it when I came home. My own mother never served soup, ever. To this day I make many soup recipes for my family and find it very comforting. My (famous, homemade, healing) Chicken Noodle soup recipe I owe to Betty!
Betty also came to my first (grade school) birthday party. One Sunday she babysat me and even brought me to her church that day. I remember Betty feeling proud of me showing her friends how I sat quietly and “lady like” in the pew.
She was The Best! I wish I could tell her today how much she impacted my life. She only babysat me for maybe one year at most, but the kindness and joy she showed me towards myself lasted a lifetime and I’ll never forget it!
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