Sunday, January 04, 2009

Ms. Ruth


I know I'm not supposed to have a favorite, but Ms. Ruth has been my special buddy on my Mobile Meals route for nearly ten years. She is the sweetest lady and despite being legally blind, she sees beauty and blessings in things most of us overlook.

This past weekend, we took her food and some Christmas gifts. My team did a fundraiser for my entire Mobile Meals route, but I go see Ms. Ruth between deliveries so she got her "gift basket" earlier than the rest of the route. The others will get their New Year baskets in a couple of weeks when I run my route at the normal time.

This weekend, Dee's son Jonathan went with us as part of his High School Civics project. Ms. Ruth enjoyed having us stop by and was still saying "Thank you Thank you Thank you" as I locked up for her and left.

As a side note, we do not live in a "diverse" area. Spencer's preschool, sports teams and our church were made up of white people. Spencer first met Ruth when he was quite young and referred to her as the Chocolate Grandma. You know-- kids say whatever crosses their brains in the most basic way they can describe. I was so embarrassed. Ms. Ruth; however, thought it was hilarious.

7 comments:

Patti H said...

You never know what is going to come out of their tiny mouths. What a sweet lady. She is very lucky to have you Cassandra.

Becky said...

You're such a nice person Cass!

Chocolate Grandma lmao! Spencer always cracks me up :)

LesleMora said...

LOL That kid is a hoot!

Amy Chomas said...

Aren't kids grand??? hehe

Amy said...

Did he try to lick her? LOL.

Paula... said...

You're so sweet looking after these folk :) As for the Chocolate Grandma - I think I've told my Oompa Loompa story before!!! they're so innocent aren't they :-P

Cheri Pryor said...

LMAO!! Chocolate Grandma!! Hilarious. LOVE that you are involved in such a wonderful program!!