Life is a Journey ...

Ruby is what I knew her by, but she had so many names - Christine and Cress (which she told us once was the name she really would like to have been called.) She’d laughed when she said it, “just like watercress!” Then she got a dreamy look in her eyes just talking about it for it seems she’d had a boyfriend back in the day and he’d always called her Cress and she had rather liked it. He must have been very special to Ruby.

She was born a Throgmorton. There was also a Barrows and Johnson in the mix. I loved listening to her talk about her life - of youth, times past, family and love. Ruby was still beautiful when we came to be acquainted. She had such merry, tinkling laughter.

 

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