Friday, November 14, 2014

Recognizing Ruth . . .

Jack and I wish we had also attended one more
 celebration at our local college on Veteran's Day.

Ruth A Lundeen
was one of six WW ll honored.
Five men and Ruth.

Ruth served as a nurse in the China, Burma, India campaign. 
She was stationed in India.

Ruth is an alert, agile, zest filled
And 94 years of age!
She is my friend Barb's mother. 

Ruth's granddaughter usually wears her uniform on these special occasions,
but granddaughter Leah is living and working in Texas right now.
So Leah's friend Ashley stepped in and wore Ruth's Army uniform.

Many of Ruth's family attended.
Here you will find her daughter Barb on the left,
Ashley and Ruth,
 and son Phil on the right.

Ruth's daughter, Maggie,
 escorted WW ll residents from an assisted living facility to this event.
They too were recognized, you can see some of them sitting behind Barb.
(Sorry Maggie, no photo for you.)
Beautiful Honoree
Lovely Family
God Bless You Ruth
Thank You For Your Service.


Margaret Adamson said...

A wonderful post and Ruth look such a fresh looking woman for her 94 years.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What a woman, and thank goodness for all of the men and women like her …. ask her what her secret is Lynne !!!! XXXX

Kerin said...

Yes! Love this post!
Thanks to Ruth!

It is wonderful that you took a moment to recognize her service.

What a gal she must be, and what an honor to be her friend, and know her :)

bj said...

Big ole tears rolling down my cheeks just looking at the photos of this beautiful women. How brave and loyal they all were. Thank you for such a great post.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an amazing post. Ruth is an amazing woman it seems! A true inspiration :)

TexWisGirl said...

how very special! and love that she is spry and healthy at 94!

My name is Riet said...

WOW 94 and still going strong. I hope to be like that when I might reach that age. Wonderful.

Missy George said...

What an amazing woman. She looks wonderful for her age. Great post! Great tribute!

babs said...

Thank you Lynne for the amazing post of my mom. She is awesome and so humble. Thank you all for your comments as well. She does great for 94. Still lives alone and is as kind as she always has been.

Lois said...

Wonderful post.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

She's an amazing lady and so young looking for 94! Wonderful post!

In answer to your question asking why funding dropped off at my daughter's facility, it is because the organization (which I hesitate to name, but is nationally known) depends on donations and people have just simply quit giving as they used to. Other funders are feeling the same money crunch, too. But the sad part is that the non-profit organizations such as my daughter's child care are going to find it really hard to keep their doors open. They have staff to pay, overhead, mortgages on their buildings, etc. They have tightened their belts as much as they can and even hold small fundraisers, but it's going to be tough to keep going.

Nancy said...

Ruth is certainly a very young looking 94. I hope she gets to read your wonderful post honoring her for her service.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a wonderful woman, please tell her "thank you for serving!" Lynne, you might enjoy my Veterans Day post...have tissues at hand.

Sarah Huizenga said...

How special and lovely that she is still active.

Kerry said...

Beautiful family, and wow, Ruth looks mighty good. Don't we all hope to be in that shape someday?