Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
RIP Ruth Ellis Dunn, 1937-2012
I finally got to meet her in 2004, when I traveled to Indianapolis for a convention. She and her husband Harold were loving and welcoming. They invited me to stay with them when I was in town. I was able to visit them again in 2005 and 2006. They shared lots of family photos I had never seen before. In 2006 I was fortunate to be able to see Harold before he passed away. I was back in 2007 and 2008, and my then boyfriend and I introduced Ruth to Indian food. Then a lot of things changed in my life and I wasn't able to travel very much, so I didn't get to see her again, but we still talked by phone and e-mail. She shared my happiness when I became a grandmother.
Ruth had a caring and loving spirit. She affected the lives of so many people in such a positive way. She was a wonderful person, and I feel very privileged to have been able to know her. Ruth died last week, on July 14. I will miss her so much.
Posted by Janice M. Sellers at 9:18 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss - but I am glad you got to meet her and share stories and photos and your lives together. My thoughts and prayers are with you.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Carol. I don't remember if you met Ruth or not. She was a wonderful person.ReplyDelete
She is my nans great cousinReplyDelete
Does that mean we are related also?Delete