Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dear Ruth

We left to drive to South Dakota for the obligatory Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Mammoth Ruins, etc. trip everyone must take with their families early Wednesday morning. We returned today. I learned Ruth, the Twisted Spinster, had suddenly and unexpectedly passed away late Tuesday evening. She was a gift to everyone who came in contact with her. So many have posted far more eloquent tributes, I will just provide a couple links...

Cay Swann
Inner Non Sequiturs
and there are many more but perhaps the best place to see the joy and exuberance Ruth had in life is her own blog and her photos.

Give a wave of your dpns in salute and in honor of Ruth. We'll miss her so very much.


Kelly said...

I'm seeing the news of this lady's passing everywhere on the web. She must have been really special to have touched so many people. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing.

marta said...

Kelly -
She was so incredible and the type of person who probably never knew just how much and how many people loved her. She just was herself. I tried to tell her that in a comment on her last post on - her answer was "prozac" LOL Ruth enjoyed everyone else and was very sharp about seeing right through to a person's true self. She'll be a role model for me, without a doubt.

Cathy said...

She was amazing. I read your comment on her blog and thought it was great...then came the news.

We have to get together with everyone we want to meet...time is shorter then we think.

Heide said...

I'm so sorry that you lost such a dear friend.