Brenda: My husband, Richard, is upset at not being able to be here. He didn’t get to know him [Mr. Beatty] too much. We got married in ‘72 and Dad died in ‘75, but he really admired him and appreciated everything he did for us.
But one thing, when I told Dad I was getting married—we didn’t have a very long courtship, so I needed to get home fast, because Richard kept saying I want to go talk to your dad, talk to your dad. And I said, not before I go home and kinda smooth the way. Which I did, and I was telling him about this guy I think I’m going to marry. And he said, “Well, that’s good. I will be glad to turn over the taking care of your car to somebody else.”
Ann: When Spencer and I were dating and then when it became serious (we dated over a year and a half), he would tend to be late a lot, and when he came for a date Dad would say, “Humph, I would not date somebody that couldn’t be on time.”
We’ll let Spencer explain that, and any other thing he wants to tell about Dad.