November 8, 2016
At the Voting Poll: My (Amazing) Octogenarian Mother
My octogenarian mother, Betty Kogen, is a dynamo and a true patriot. She's 85 years old and waking up at 5 a.m. to get a ride to work at a voting poll in Westport, Conn. She'll be there ALL day until the polls close. "I love it!" she said. Betty has been committed to doing community service for more than 60 years -- she was president of the Maplewood/South Orange League of Women Voters, on the school board, head of the PTA, on the board of the Maplewood Historic Society and the New Jersey Symphony, and until recently was a hospital volunteer. She was even voted "Woman of the Year" in Maplewood! Betty is a giver.