Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy 94th, Mama Ruth!

Today my mom, known to many worldwide as Mama Ruth, turns 94. Macular degeneration has taken much of her eyesight, but she still manages to live on her own in the retirement village in Kentucky. And she's still as feisty as ever. Those half-hour exercises, in which she can touch her palms to the floor? Yup, still does 'em every morning.

Here's a picture of Mom with her four daughters, taken this summer at our family reunion. Why a pink bathtub, you ask? Why not? (The people in the store certainly got a kick out of watching us stage it.)

And remember her parasailing 10 years ago?

Happy, happy birthday to my wonderful mom!


Mindy said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Ruth! We love hearing stories about your adventurous spirit.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mama Ruth! It is so obvious what a blessing you have been to your family, and in hearing about it you have been a blessing to me as well. Thank you for being the example that you are.


lynnmosher said...

Happy birthday to Mama Ruth! Woo-hoo! You go girl! Don't slip on the ice today! May the Lord bless you outrageously! Enjoy your day! :D

Kim Vogel Sawyer said...

Y'know, it's her birthday, but I feel like the gift is ours. Happy birthday to one of the dearest people to grace the earth!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Mama Ruth!!!

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