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...
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.