Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Motorcycle Mama

Happy Tuesday, BGs. I'm back in California after Mom's 90th birthday party in Kentucky. Had a great time. We four daughters each gave a presentation about Mom and her various escapades. The guy we hired to videotape the whole thing was impressed. He wondered, after the party was all over, if Mom would like one more "first" in her 90th year. He'd come on his Gold Wing touring bike. Would she like to go for a ride?

Naturally, Mom jumped at the chance. No matter that she was wearing a dress--she just hiked it up and climbed aboard. And off they went for a lap around the retirement village.

Halfway around, they passed a group of people standing out on someone's sidewalk. "Would you look at that!" one said. "There goes Ruth!"









14 comments:

Bonnie Calhoun said...

ROFLOL...your mom is truly amazing...I'm breathless in anticipation of next year!

Gina Holmes said...

Mama Ruth is the coolest!

Cara Putman said...

Mama Ruth, you looked beautiful and looks like you had a great time on your spin!

Kristy Dykes said...

Ruth is amazing! Thanks for sharing the pics.

Jennifer B. Jones said...

That is so awesome. I remember being at ACFW last year, feeling stupid with my stupid braces at the stupid age of thirty. Then I heard about your mother getting braces in her eighties. I smiled the rest of the conference.

Domino said...

SO COOL!! What a woman!

rose mccauley said...

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then your post is very long today! I loved seeing Ruth on the bike--especially the one with "Look, Ma, no hands!" I,too, got invisalign braces a few years ago after hearing Ruth's story. She is such an inspiring lady to all of us. Ride on, Ruth! love and prayers, rose

Ane Mulligan said...

Any why not? Motorcycles are the greatest, especially the Honda touring bikes. My husband and I ride one and he's in his 60s. Our son has one, too, and we ride as a family (with me on the back of one of them)

Funny, most of the motorcyclists you see out on the road nowadays have gray hair. :o)

When Mama Ruth wants another ride, just give us a holler.

Tina said...

I haven't met your mother, BC, but what an incredible woman!

Tina H

Karen Wevick said...

These pics were just wonderful. Mama Ruth is quite a young lady. Thank you for sharing.

Air Force Family said...

Wow! Your mom is incredible! I love the photos. She definitely an inspiration to us younger folk.

Cathy West said...

Mama Ruth is amazing. A true inspiration to us all!
Whatever she's drinking or eating, she should market it!!

Audra said...

I haven't met Mama Ruth, but she is such an inspiration. I hope I can follow in her footsteps for being gutsy enough to really live life to the fullest. :)

Jenny said...

Your mom is such a kick! I just love her to pieces and am not the least bit surpirsed she rode a motorcycle for her 90th birthday--I'm only surprised it too her so long! Wishing her and you all the best!
Abundant blessings,
Jenny Cary