Back Home (Betsy)

I got these from Betsy's e-mail she had sent during the last two years. There were two of them I combined them here so their are some dups.

Betsy suffered from spinal muscular atrophy a form Muscular Dystrophy and she lost the use of her arms and legs by the time she was seven.  She didn't dwell on this and tried to live the best life she could.  Her life was changed forever when she was 27 the year she got her first computer an Apple IIe then a Mac IIfx then a Power Mac and finely a 800Mz pc.  During this time she saved a copy  of everything she ever work on. Every label, sign, letter and database, I wish I could share it with you.  I've put them into four binders to remind me what a smart and hard working person she was.

What time is it? 10:59am
Name as it appears on your birth certificate: Betsy Pauline O'Hern
Nickname: Rainbo, Bo, Bets
Parents names: Mary & Raymond
Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake: 41
Date that you regularly blow them out? April 25th
Pets: Myau our cat
Eye color: Gray/Blue
Hair color: Right now? R6 with red highlights is what my hairdresser tells me.
Piercing: Ears
Tattoos: I tattooed my butt once with fake tattoos to surprise Frank for Christmas
How much do you love your job? Hate it! Lots of stress and no challenge
Best gift you've received: What the computer has given me.
Hometown: Hornell, NY
Current Residence: Hornell, NY
Been in love? Love? Lust maybe.
Been to Africa? only when I watch Survivor 3
Been toilet papering? No
Loved somebody so much it made you cry? No
Been in a car accident? Yes! I was hit by a Cadillac that was hit by a Semi in a freak snowstorm on Rte. 17 in Savona
Croutons or bacon bits? Definitely both with shredded cheese &  blue cheese dressing. Hold the salad.
Sprite or 7 UP? 7-Up. Sprite tastes salty to me.
Favorite Movie: It's a Wonderful Life. I start crying everytime Jimmy Stewart says ";My mouth's bleeding Burt!"
Favorite Holiday: Usually Christmas, but not this year
Favorite day of the week: Wednesday. I play cards with friends and eat goodies all night
Favorite word or phrase: chocolate
Favorite Toothpaste: Gleem but they don't make it anymore.
Favorite Restaurant: Grady's.
Favorite Flower: Pansy-they always look like happy faces smiling out of my garden or Pikmin
Favorite Drink: Milk
Favorite Sport to watch: Baseball if it's the Yankees or ice skating
Preferred type of ice cream: Cookie Dough, Ben & Jerry's Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz or Triple Carmel Chunk
Favorite Sesame Street Character: Grover. He is so purely happy
Disney or Warner Bros.? Warner Bros. I love old Tweety, Foghorn Leghorn, Bugs & Daffy cartoons.
Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: Taco Bell now that McDonald's moved off my corner
When was your last hospital visit: 2 years ago when my mom was dying
What color is your bedroom carpet? Crap Brown.
How many times did you fail your permit or drivers test? Don't drive
Who is the last person you got mail from before this? Shawn
Have you ever been convicted of a crime? They never suspected me. I looked too innocent
Which single store would you choose to max out your credit card? Amazon is it's considered a store.
What do you do most often when you are bored? I make up words out of words I see around me. Or I play tic-tac-toe with myself out of ceiling tiles, but I always lose.
Name the person that you are friends with who lives the farthest away. Tippy. I have never had a friend like her
Most annoying thing? Frank chewing gum
Bedtime? Between 10pm & 11pm except on Saturdays
Who will respond the quickest? Shawn
Who is the person you sent this to that is least likely to respond? Frank. He never responds to anything I send him.{I'm sorry about that Betsy, I wish I could go back and do some things differently}
Favorite all-time TV show: M*A*S*H*
Last person you went out to dinner with: All my friends to watch Game 6 of the World Series.
Last movie you saw. Monsters Inc.
Favorite Music: Anything but rap
What CD is in your player right this second: Nothing, it's broken.
What is your deepest fear? To know that I'm going to die
Time when you finished: 11:42am
Name & Nicknames: Name-Betsy O. Fenti Nicknames-Bets, Bo, Rain-BO, Tweeter
Birthdate: April 25th, 1960
Location: Hornell, NY
School: Hornell High School
Hobbies: Reading, watching TV, collecting rebates, baking, playing games.
Color Eyes: Blue/gray
Height: 5'4'"??
Shoe Size: 6 1/2-7
Favorite Color: I love all colors, hence the nickname Rain-BO
Favorite Songs: Too many to list, here are a few: Empty, Me, American Pie, Book of Days
Favorite Book: Again, too many too list-Clan of the Cave Bear, Strangers, Little Women, Gone with the Wind, Velveteen Rabbit
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere near water
Absolute One Best Friend: Sue
Best Friend of the Opposite Sex: Mika
Boyfriend or Girlfriend: N/A-I'm married
Crush: I'm too old for crushes now
Things you like about the opposite sex: Romantic, passionate, good sense of humor, out going, sensitive
When was the last time you kissed someone: Saturday
Most romantic thing a person has ever said to you: "Your eyes are the color of the twilight skies"
Funniest or most desperate thing you've done to get the attention of someone of the opposite sex: I called someone on the phone and told them they had the body of a Greek god.
Best Friends: Sue, Cat, Joe, Dave, Mika, Bianca
Best quality in a friend: Ability to get me to talk
Fondest Memory of you and your Friend(s): Doing plays and the summer of '75 with Kathy. The months between Sue's marriages.
Scariest Thing that's ever happened: When my mom had her stroke.
Favorite Computer Font: Chicago (pt 12)
Favorite Food: Chocolate, cheese & raw cookie dough
Favorite Place to eat: Grisanti's, Olive Garden, Taco Bell
Food you Hate: Olives
Weirdest food that you like: raw hamburger
Dumbest thing you've ever done: Trusted the Social Security system
The One Person that Knows the Most About You: Frank
Favorite Movie: It's a Wonderful Life, Benny & Joon, How to Make an American Quilt, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Pretty Woman
Last Movie You Saw: A Bug's Life
Here's the scenario - Any person curled up on a couch with you watching any movie: Frank
Nicest Thing Someone's Done for You: Surprised me by decorating the outside of my house with Christmas lights. thanks Joe and famly
Best Advice Ever Given to You: Say "no"
Favorite Quote #1: "When God closes one door, he opens another." From Deacon Robert McCormick
Favorite Quote #2: "I'm old enough to know what I want and young enough to get it"- Mae West
One thing you wish you could tell the whole world: Love one another
One thing you hope you do before you die: get out of debt. {I'm doing it for you}
Thing you want to be remembered for: Being a good listener, honest, loyal.
Your Personality Type: a worrier, emotional
Favorite Music Group: Cranberries
Pets: Myau
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Summer Activity: walks at night, lying on my swing in the sun, going to craft shows
Favorite Winter Activity: I'm not a Winter person
What you wanna be when you grow up: A counselor/therapist
Funniest Person you Know: Paul, Joe, Hap
Favorite Conversation Topic: Feelings, thoughts, dreams
Favorite Sport: figure skating
Favorite Magazines: Games, Women First, Quick Cooking, Entertainment Weekly, Taste of Home
Favorite Bubblegum: Watermelon
If You Could Be Anyone Famous Who Would It Be: I don't want to be famous
Favorite Stores: all of them. I was born to shop.
Favorite Thing to Wear to School: n/a
Favorite Thing to Sleep in: my ultra long t-shirt
Biggest Fear: That people won't like me
Favorite Inside Jokes: "Read any good books lately?"
Favorite Girl's Name(s): Samantha, Rachael
Favorite Guy's Name: Drew
Funniest thing to do in your spare time: Make up words out of other words
What is your Pet Pev: The city can't make a decent curb cut.
Who is your favorite Family Member: my mother
Thing You're Picked On Most About: I turn red easily
What is Your Favorite Car: Geo
Favorite Words: "I need you"
Thing you Say Waaaaay Sooooo Too Much: huh?
Favorite ice-cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Coffee,CoffeeBuzzBuzzBuzz
Favorite Soda: Mt. Dew
Link to your favorite Website:
One Place where you want to go (and have never been): Anywhere west of NY
Where do u want to live when you grow up: Canandaigua, NY
What did you do or what are your plans today: Catch up on my jokes, write in my diary, work on my job, delete 5 bookmarks from Netscape, eat brownies, start a book.
You kiss someone and you're chewing gum: Stick it in my cheek
What college do you want to go to: maybe some online college.
Person you Admire most: Paul Shepard for giving his brother-in-law his kidney.
What is the thing you regret the most: Not going to camp when I was little
Number of Pairs of shoes you own: about 10-15
Favorite piece of jewelry: My hammer
Your Themesong(s): the song from the Lotus commercial "I am...I am Superman..."
If you were a nail polish what color would you be and why: Plum Passion
If a movie was made about your life, what would it be called: no idea
Color of your bedroom: sick off white (slightly green) with and ugly brown carpet.
Size of your bed: double but it is 4' tall.
Last time you showered: I never shower
Last phone number you called: a substitute
Last thing you had to drink: Milk
What's the weather like: very very cold
Last Book you Read by Choice: Long Road Home
Last thing you watched on TV: Rosie
Where is your computer: next to my couch
Color socks you're wearing: white with tan toes & heels
Silliest Thing You've said: I'm not very silly
Favorite Smiley: 8-)
Last word you said: somewhere
Thing you actually want to be doing right now: reading a book on my swing
How glad are you that this is over: Sorta glad, I just hope SOMEBODY responds this time!

Here she loved to watch me play Pikmin on our game cube.  Its how we spent a lot of out time together during our last few months together. I've haven't played it since.  Below are some screen shots.