My dear friend Bets died early this morning, 2/20/18.
Three years ago, on an anniversary of Stew's death and David's birthday, Bets and her partner Mike Pincus wrote this poem. Today Art and I celebrate Bet's life and mourn her passing.
Vas machts du Stew?
And David, nu? We gather to remember you.
Veterans of Woodstock Nation Survivors despite our alienation Come now and join our celebration. A day of passing, a day of birth There'll be some tears We'll share some mirth Of stories, there will be no dirth. L'chaim
January 30, 2015
The Fuggit List (2013)
by Elizabeth (Bets) Benford
Bets Benford, retired lawyer, writer and second-wave feminist, came to San Francisco in 1967 and stayed. She learned the vicissitudes of partnered life and wrote The Fuggit List in a Scheherezade-like attempt to keep Judy's husband, David, alive and amused.