I haven’t spent a lot of time there. Many of the family was there. Grandkids were there that she has taken care of and loved. They all adore ‘Nanny’.
I asked a question while everyone was there and Ruth had drifted off into a deep sleep, “Has anyone here ever saw her lose her temper, or yell in any kind of rage?” No one had ever heard her raise her voice in anger. (She was also a red-head in her youth; I thought they were prone to have a temper.)
We laughed when I asked if she ever got over her fear of lightening, everyone said, “ NO!”
Life was different with Ruth, I was just a little older than Howard, her oldest, and she treated me just like a son. I got the spankings the corrections just like the rest. Funny thing about Ruth’s spankings, they only hurt your feelings, she had a way like that.
As I said in the beginning, I don’t like to say death-watch, but that is what it is. I will never again have a conversation with Ruth. I will never laugh again as she makes one of her ‘off the wall’ comic statements, without knowing she is funny.
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice