Legendary Aunt Ruth, my cool California Aunt with my adorable CA Cousins who I
am old enough to remember far better than than they are able to remember me. My heart goes out to you guys now, especially because from what it appears...my sweet father, James (her eldest brother), was a lot like your mom. A "runaway", fiercely independent, courageous, kind, funny and loved by all. Pure Goodness and I understand you sorely miss her. She followed her heart and it led her to true happiness...and eventually to Bob, her ultimate soul mate (the answer to a praying mother's prayer) and more children & grandchildren! From a loving family and remarkable mother to becoming a Beloved Grandmother herself.
May you find comfort in her fun memories, inspiration from her strength and wander as far as you can from where you came from (whatever that means to you) so that you too can find that you carry those you love, your family, in your heart always...Because right now waiting to see her again someday seems unbearable, listen carefully- she's right beside you - loving you and making you laugh like only she and her Crook brothers,(my dear uncles),can. She has so much to be proud of in each and every one of you! Love you all. May angels enfold you now and in the coming days.
With Sympathy & Many Blessings,
Susan & Samantha (Jimmy & Betty Crook)