Thursday, July 8, 2010

Friday's Favourite - 90 and going strong

My friend Ruth turned 90 on July 3 and believe me, you'd never know she has reached this milestone.  A dedicated high school English teacher who never married but has travelled the world.
We became good friends when she was president of our garden club and I was the secretary and there is much to learn from a woman like Ruth.
My husband and I picked her up from her house in the country, presented a corsage in peach which is her favourite colour and then on to a fancy restaurant for dinner to celebrate.
Ruth chose berries and ice cream for dessert and the waitress put a candle in for her.
A beautiful woman that I've enjoyed knowing for 13 years, she's not finished her travels yet and will head to the Arctic in September - you go girl!

Billie Burke

I'm joining Claudia at Dippity Road for Finding Beauty.


  1. Beautiful post. What a wonderful friend you are to take her out for dinner and present her with a corsage.

  2. What a wonderful friendship you have with her. That is certainly how I would like to be at 93. Best wishes to Ruth.

  3. Happy Birthday to Ruth... and many more:-)

  4. A very Happy Birthday Ruth!!!
    I have always wanted to go to the arctic also, ask Ruth if she could take some pictures of her trip that you might post? I would love to see them! Have a great weekend...
    Tina xo

  5. Happy Birthday to Ruth and may she enjoy many more.

  6. Oh Happy Birthday to Ruth Sweetie...
    What a beautiful photo of her. She is truly "Friday Finding Beauty." Please let her know that she looks 90 years young.

    I hope that Ruth will take many pictures and share them with us on another one of your post. Please ask.

    I so love your share today. Have a beautiful Friday and please pop over and let me share my post with you.

    Country hugs...Sherry

  7. Judith: That is a lovey tribute to your friend. I am sure she had a lovely lunch.

  8. That is amazing, I bet she's so much fun to sit and chat with. Happy Birthday to Ruth!

  9. A beautiful tribute to your friend Ruth ! hapy Birthday Ruth. Have a great weekend.

  10. Good for Ruth-She looks much younger then 90! Glad you have enjoyed a lovely friendship with her.


  11. beautiful a lady..what a wonderful tribute to celebrate her!!!
    Have a wonderful wkd.
    And yes ..the iris is from my garden!

  12. How sweet! I want to be well traveled like her. What a great tribute.

  13. She is one gorgeous lady.
    Happy Birthday to her.

    lovely post and tribute.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  14. Happy belated birthday wishes to Ruth. It sounds like you all had a wonderful time celebrating her birthday.


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