Bett’s Boy encompasses a wonderful era of simplicity of the people in the 1800s and into the twentieth century. One early day in May 1882, Laura Betty Bordens was born into her family of seven siblings and Mama and Papa. It was inconceivable that Bett would grow up to face the sorrows, as well as the joys, she would enable others to experience. After the loss of Bett’s parents, she lives with an older disabled couple. There she meets her future husband. Within two weeks, she loses her older friends and her fianc©. The other deaths changed her life, but Chollie’s death alters her life in a way that would test the mettle of a much older person, let alone that of an eighteen-year-old girl. After Chollie’s death, Bett, finding herself with child, moves away from her familiar surroundings to a new life, new friends, and a life-changing decision.