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betty and mary ann...a diva duo

to some Betty is synonymous with Betty Crocker…
to me Betty is:

a petite feisty red-head that happens to be the mom of my friend, Mary Ann

“….generous, hard-working, fiercely independent, fun and flirtatious.  Grandma Betty could chase you around the house with a wooden spoon when you were sassy, teach you how to whip up the perfect mashed potatoes, then sing and dance an Irish jig into the wee hours with her Jameson’s.  Her greatest joy was cooking for family and friends…”

A perfect description of Betty from Mary Ann's wedding toast to her daughter and son-in-law.

Being around Betty was a rare treat…while preparing some tasty feast for fortunate guests, she would always have time to sit with us at the card table with her decks of cards precisely placed in her designated spots.  As we turned over certain cards she would amaze us with tidbits from our past and present and foretell our future which I warmly remember as “Betty’s reading of the cards”…

Typed in a loving letter from Betty to Mary Ann in 1974, these Thanksgiving recipes are true treasures from this diva duo!

Try a Betty Kellar Thanksgiving this year!

Thanksgiving Grace
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Here's a delightful blessing from Father's Flanagan's Boys' Home…taken from a wonderful book, Blessings We Celebrate, From Our House to Yours, Junior League of Hampton Roads Inc.

      • Thanksgiving Grace
        Lord, we humbly ask thy blessing
        on the turkey and the dressing,
        on the yams and the cranberry jelly,
        and the pickles from the deli.

        Bless the apple pie and tea,
        bless each day and every calorie.
        Let us enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.
        Tomorrow we can all get thinner.

        For all Thy help along the way
        we’re Thankful this Thanksgiving day.
        We’re thankful too, for all our dear ones,
        for all the far away and near ones.

        Although we may be apart,
        we’re together in our hearts.
        Keep us in Thy loving care.
        This is our Thanksgiving prayer.
        P.S. Anyone who wishes
        may help with the dishes.