For Ruth's family- You don't know me, but I feel as though I know you from the Christmas letters. I met Ruth in teaching in Walled Lake, MI in 1965. We both boarded with the same lady, a fellow teacher, who took in other teachers on a temporary basis. We were both filling out the end of a year for 2 different teachers. Ruth went home to Flint every weekend, but I was from KY, a long way from home and knew no one but my fellow teachers and landlady. Ruth took me home with her on 2 occasions and introduced me to her neighbor whom I would marry the next year. We have been married for 47 years. She also taught me to play chess. I too became a quilter upon my retirement from teaching. I am so saddened to learn of Ruth Ann's death, and know that she will live on through you, her beloved husband, children, and grandchildren.