Miss Bettie Rosenthal
May 2, 1875 – Oct. 19, 1957
By Ronnie Collins
A Very Short Story, with Very Little Embellishment
Miss Bettie Rosenthal was a close friend to the Collins and Caddess and Hambrick families. She lived next door to Wilson and Louise Caddess in the house that was, after her death, occupied by the Ralph Hogue family.
Miss Bettie was well loved, and was very learned about the
When we lived at the house by the
Of course, this day, Miss Bettie was not her usual, jovial
self. She really was sick. On the way to
I came off the back seat, hovered for a fraction of a second, and shot over onto the front floorboard in aq dive that would have made an Olympic judge proud. Thank goodness that I went into the passenger side floorboard, or we would have wrecked. I was under my mother’s feet, and that’s where I would stay until we arrived at the hospital.
Miss Bettie passed away shortly thereafter. She was one of the sweetest people you could have ever known. But . . .to the mind of a 3 year old child, that makes no difference. Whether you’re 3 or 30, if you think you see the devil. . . RUN !!!
[Ed. Note: This little memory of mine was not told to belittle Miss Bettie Rosenthal in any way. If she had recovered, she would have gotten quite a laugh at my actions. Time may heal the hurt, but the memories will still remain. Miss Bettie, you were a good friend. Rest in Peace.]