Bette Performs at “Womenâ€™s Voices for Change” for the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), “the leading non-profit, scientific organization devoted to womenâ€™s health through midlife and beyond.” (According to Ms. Smith, “the evening benefited underprivileged women who cannot afford gynecological health care.”)
Liz Smith and Governor Ann Richards were the hosts for the event…the very first honoree and award recipient was Gail Sheehy, who many , especially of my age might remember, wrote the book, “Passages.”
Bette supposedly came barrelling out with songs and jokes right after dessert…ending with a standing ovulation (just a joke kids, not a typo!) and closed the evening down with a beautiful rendition of “The Rose.”
Ah, I wish I lived in New York!
Love, Mister D
PS: Now go make your MP3 audio tapes for Darrell expressing your birthday greetings for Bette…don’t know what I’m talking about? Read below!