I am very grateful that Aunt Ruth will continue to teach me in 2011. Photographing her for loving aunt ruth has been an education ranging from life in the Depression to organizational tips for kitchens, pantries, and closets. New recipes have been added to my file and a deep appreciation for family, faith, and friends grew in ways that I didn't know possible from listening to the importance the 3 "f's" play in her life.
Aunt Ruth is now 91-and-a-half, as she likes to say, and she is the most social person I know. As I write this blog, she is preparing for another New Year's gathering of lifelong friends. Real friends. Lately, I have found that my friends are more often than not contacted when I pick up my Blackberry or click the mouse on my Mac.
For 2011, I resolve to be more like Aunt Ruth. Here is her wish for 2011:
If you would like to send yours to Aunt Ruth, please leave a comment here, or send it to my email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Aunt Ruth enjoys hearing from you!
Happy New Year from Aunt Ruth and Me.