Monday, January 24, 2011

Miss Betty Monday

Miss Betty had very high standards.  She was not particularly impressed by celebrity (although she loved Rod Stewart!), and she had many, many interesting stories of encounters with notable people throughout the years.

One of her favorite people was a gentleman who was a lifelong friend of her Irish friend Linda. (I will not put Linda's last name in for privacy's sake.)  Linda's good friend is named Desmond Guinness, and Miss Betty was so excited to meet him and get to know him, because of her love of historic preservation and stately houses and the amazing things he has accomplished in that area.

I came across this article about Mr. Guinness and his work in the NY Times a couple of years ago, and wanted to share it with you.  Hope you will enjoy it as much as Miss Betty enjoyed getting to meet "Des" himself!

Photo courtesy NY Times


  1. Rats! I can't get the article to open. It's only a picture and I'd so love to read this. I still get such a kick out of the fact that she loved Rod Stewart. Of all people. Rod Stewart. Who is in the above picture with her? Is it Mr. Guiness as a younger man?