Kelly.. Part 4

So, let’s fast forward a bit…. Barbara characterizes her daughter as extremely smart and independent.  She taught herself how to ride a bike and how to swim.  She was a 4.0 student and after high school graduation attended University of Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University where she earned Read more…

Kelly … Part 3

As mentioned Buddy stayed in El Salvador with their daughter while working.  So it was up to Barbara to complete the 26 documents needed to get her home.   All of the paperwork was sent to Barbara in Spanish.   Not speaking Spanish, Barbara solicited the help of Jeff’s (her oldest son) Read more…

Kelly…. Part 2

Kelly– continued… part 2.. In El Salvador at this time, women would come to the local hospital to have their babies and after giving birth, would leave the baby in the bed and leave the hospital.  There were 160 babies and 3 nurses in this hospital.  Once the babies were Read more…

Kelly- Part 1

On a lovely Saturday afternoon, I caught up with Barbara Bentley who is one of my mother’s longest friends in Texas.  I hadn’t seen Barbara in YEARS but had corresponded on Facebook.. she has taken an interest in this blog and I knew that her story had to be told.  Read more…

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