I do not know Ruth but I do know how much time and effort went into making this sampler so it came home with me and will hang in the shop as just a little remembrance to Ruth, whoever she was. If anyone reading this knows Ruth’s family and would like to have this sampler returned, you only have to ask.
Here’s a real funny story about me shopping at my favorite thrift store. When I was shopping there one day after mom died I saw a framed fall garden sampler by Country Threads and I admired the workmanship and nice choice of colors and then I turned it over. On the back it said “Happy Birthday, Mom! Love, Mary”. You could have knocked me over with a feather! My sister, Becky, had brought many of Mom’s things to the thrift store. I was so embarrassed for her but what I really wanted to do was buy it and wrap it up for her at Christmas – ha! When I confessed I had seen it they went and bought it back. What a great family story ! We have laughed and laughed.
Connie and I had lunch with Ina yesterday – she looks good but she misses all of us. I’m guessing I like retirement better than she does.