Ron Betty, my son-in-law-to-be, turns 31 today. He is Liz’s fiance, best friend and sweetheart. That description is quite apt since Ron truly has a sweet heart. He is generous, gentle, loving and kind and a very decent human being all around. He is also a wonderful match for Elizabeth, who always has something she’s cooking up. Ron is open to Liz’s ideas and throws in quite a few of his own, which makes for an interesting life for the two of them. They have already traveled across the U.S. together by car and have headed off to several foreign countries. They are currently residing at the orange grove in Ojai where Ron just added 10,000 more bees to the land and has a beehive all set up for the incoming honey. That is in his spare time since he also works as a lawyer and comes into LA several times a week for court.
Happy birthday, Ron. You are a wonderful addition to our family and you and I are clearly on the same page on several things, not the least of which is our shared love of the Instant Pot. That alone has already forged a bond that will be difficult to break. Add in your love for my middle daughter, your great sense of humor and your willingness to eat all my honey-sweetened desserts without cringing (Hello, Gregorio…), and I’d say we’re off to a great start.
Much love to you and have a wonderful birthday.