Betty Goldberg Glasser: 1929 - 2002

Betty Goldberg Glasser, nee Betty Stein died on May 22, 2002. A gathering was held for her at her house in Anaheim on May 26.

It was a perfect Spring day in Anaheim, warm but with a gentle breeze and clear skies. Her friends from "The Living Tradition" played music at the gathering. Friends and family gathered, mostly outside on the south east side of the house, where tables had been set up. All the people who've assisted, attended and have sent us kind words have helped show us and each other how Betty always managed to make good things happen around her. Thank you.

Words, comments, memories

Here are links to some of the comments that were presented at the gathering and sent to us. A poster board was placed on an easel with all the notes that had arrived by that time. Here is a selection of those that I (Jeffrey) have an electronic copy of.
Jonathan Goldberg's comments
This includes a biography.
Jeffrey Goldberg's comments
Amy Goldberg's comment
Elaine Schwartz' (nee Goldberg) comments
Janet Smith's comments
Myron Gutmann's comments
Myrel Chernick's comments
Howard Chernick's comments
Alan and Julie Madison's comments
Barbara Recht (not written down)
Jul's Finkle's comments
Sue Rossi's comments
Richard Stein's comments
Mary McCaslin's comments
Dorothy Nahan (not yet available)
Sioux Free's comments
Sandy and Caroline Paton's comments
Robert Dunn's comments
Susan Dunn Dixon's comments
Steve Dunn's comments
Barbara Haddad's comments
Carty's comments
(I don't have a full name for this)
George Santori's comments
(I may have misread the name here)
Phyllis's comments
(Name only partially legible, please send corrections)
Renate's comments
(I may have misread the name here)
Rich Di Marco's comments


The gathering was, as Betty would have wanted, a musical event. Betty's friends in "The Living Tradition" and "The Occasional String Band" played music and sang, and other friends and family joined in with songs that she used to share a long (and not so long) time ago. Among the songs were Union maid/Red wing, The Strangest Dream, The Joys of Love (Plaisir d'amore), a Russian folk song Where is the Street?, If you miss the train I'm on (500 miles), I Never Shall Marry, The Hobo's Lullaby, By the Waters of Babylon. They also played some old-time instrumental music. At other times recorded music by her friend Mary McCaslin was playing.


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Website unveiling: August, 29, 2002
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