A dear friend of Kit’s, Patty Sullivan, was a long-time close friend of Betty White. Patty recently wrote a book of treasured memories about her 50+ years with Betty and it’s now been published. Kit has been privileged to help her with some of the social media and YouTube assignments for the book.
Betty White’s Pearls of Wisdom: Life Lessons from a Beloved American Treasure
From the Publisher:
Betty White’s award-winning career spanned seven decades. From the early days of television on the game-show circuit to her unforgettable roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland, she was the first lady of television. With her irreverent wit and comedic timing, she was a force of nature forever cherished by fans young and old. In Betty White’s Pearls of Wisdom readers will find a more intimate look into Betty’s life as told through the eyes of Patty Sullivan, her lifelong friend, and adopted family member. “My remembrances are perhaps an echo of things already said, but I hope my stories hold up a mirror, another reflection of her essence and how she affected my life so profoundly.” Patty met Betty in the late 1960s, and the Sullivans—Patty, her husband, Tom, and their two children—enjoyed a rich relationship and amazing closeness through Betty’s final days. Through her stories we see Betty’s fun-loving banter over a game of Scrabble, her wisdom imparted on a moonlit Christmas sleigh ride, and her passionate advocacy for all members of the animal kingdom. Betty’s uncompromising values were the authentic core of the life she lived and savored—tasting every minute along the way. Betty White’s Pearls of Wisdom gives you a glimpse into the personal relationship with “her Sullivans,” and the pearls of wisdom she imparted that forever transformed their lives.
Last year, on December 31, 2021, Betty White passed away just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. In January, her dear friends said goodbye during an intimate lunch at the home of Patty and Tom. Kit was honored to design flowers for the event.
Betty loved orchids and hummingbirds and Kit’s friend wanted to honor her memory at the luncheon with golden flowers and miniature gold hummingbirds. Here are the designs Kit made in honor of Betty White. If you are a fan of Betty White, the book is a wonderful collection of fantastic observations and lessons we should all follow in life. It truly is a love letter to Betty from her dear friend, Patty.