Ah, here is our dear Betty, exactly as we've always known and loved her. A spirited young woman, winning a scholarship to art school in Manhattan; coming with her husband to the deep south; raising a fine family; and always ready to make merry! But – did we mention that she would be bringing in a wee bit of geography, such as the magnificent Hudson, and also the mighty Mississippi? Some history also, and here we have reference to the Irish in America. And furthermore – well, you see what we mean. 'Tis a very bright woman who wrote this book.