Monday, November 25, 2013

Celebrating Ruth

My Mother-in-love turned 90 yesterday so family and
friends showed up for church and then some cake
followed by stories. The Fellowship Hall was packed.
Ruth grew up on a farm in Weiser. (She and her son
attended the same two room grade school but the
plumbing had moved in by the time Glen arrived.)
Ruth went off to college and met a man from Denver;
they married and eventually moved back to Weiser
where they raised four boys. These "boys" are now
close to 60--or middle sixties-- in age and have
children and grandchildren of their own, making
Ruth a great grandmother four times.

Ruth played both organ and piano for church for many
years, but now settles for the piano once a month. She
walks a mile at the high school gym four days a week
with her "girl" friends. She plays a mean game of dice,
works Sudoku and cross word puzzles daily. Ruth also
belongs to a number of clubs that meet monthly. But
most precious to me are her loving ways and her
willingness to share her living space with us during this
time of transition--even the dog is allowed inside.

I call her Mom.

"Charm is deceitful and beauty vain,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the product of her hands, and let her works
praise her in the gates." (Proverbs 31:37)

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