Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Granny Ruth!


My husband’s best friend in the whole, wide world was his Grandma Ruth.  I was lucky enough to meet her when Chris and I first became friends in the year 2000 (hehe… how many of you just thought of Conan O’Brien?).  She was a HUGE part of our life.  I knew, without a doubt, that if I were ever a horrible enough person to make Chris choose between me or Granny, I would lose miserably.  She had a heart of gold, a thick German accent, and was full of piss and vinegar.  We lost her last November and we miss her terribly.  Our life now has a hole in it, and it feels sad and strange.  We are doing our best to fill that hole with happy thoughts and memories of her.  Today is her Birthday.  I have been thinking of her all day, so it seems appropriate to make today’s blog a short photo tribute.

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Here she is… The lady, the legend, Granny Ruth.

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Happy birthday Granny Ruth.  We love you, and we miss you. 
XOXO

5 comments:

Johna said...

I never realized how much Chris looked like Granny until I saw that last picture. Happy Birthday, Granny! We miss you too :(

Anonymous said...

While I didn't know her personally, I can see how wonderful she was and how loved she was. I love the juxtaposition between the first and second pictures - Granny with flowers, then Granny with shotgun!! I also loved the one with the squirrel - classic. She's with you in spirit! Much love, Keri

Eva said...

Granny Ruth was so adorable! How awesome to be so close to a grandparent :)

wilybrunette said...

oh i love granny ruth!! what a gorgeous spitfire of a woman! happy day of remembrance and good celebrations.

Team Backwoods Views said...

Very nice baby! There never will be another Granny Ruth. I've had a lot of good friends and family, but her and I fell from the same nutty tree. I miss her with all my heart. She's my hero!