In Memory of Elizabeth “Betty” Eger.
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:29
Betty was my first friend when I moved to Annapolis. I remember the exact moment we met – it was on a Saturday after 4:30 Mass – she was wearing green, a Celtic pin on her coat, and one of the most beautiful Irish smiles I ever saw. How she was able to pick me out of the congregation, I’ll never know. Funny how a Blessing can literally walk right up to you.
As President of the Anne Arundel Division at the time, Betty “encouraged” me to join. For those of you who knew her, you know what I’m talking about. It was then that our adventures began, both inside and outside of the LAOH. For example, we could never navigate Baltimore for any LAOH function without getting very lost, but we could tell you exactly where each item in the Dollar Store was located. We struggled to remember which shoulder our sashes went on, but we could breeze through the Capriotti’s menu going straight for “The Bobbie” every time. We comforted each other in difficult times, and rejoiced when Sam’s Club had fresh blueberry bagels in stock. We visited our sick Sisters together, unaware that a day would come when we would visit each other under similar circumstances.
Betty lived our motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Until we meet again, Betty, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.