Well, it’s been a year since I last wrote words here about life and times in Ruth. Doesn’t seem that long but I guess time flies when you’re having fun!…or maybe when you’re getting older like me. Still making some music now and then but since my good friend and mandolin picker, Bubba passed on, music has been a little different. We all miss him at the Blue Moon Cafe pickin and, well, things just aren’t the same. Winter has been pretty good to us this year with only a little snow and some milder days. Did get into the freezing area and Donna Ruth had to get the plants into the greenhouse and turn on the heater so it can stay warm. But a lot of days have been pretty nice and we could even work outside. But, it’s not over yet and we can always get that late February or March or early April snow and ice. So we aren’t packing up the winter clothes yet. We have just about packed up Donna Ruth’s Christmas decorations. She loves to put up 3-4 trees in the house and such and I sure don’t mind since everything really looks nice and festive.
We did get to have some folks over during the Christmas and Thanksgiving (and New Year) days and eat some good food and sing some music. Donna Ruth and I celebrated our 53nd Christmas together. That’s quite a ‘run’ I guess you’d say. And it was another good one for us and the family. Grant and Thomas were here of course and enjoyed Mom’s famous ‘taters’, dressing, prune cake and such…we never go without some good cookin’ when DR is around, that’s for sure! Oh yea, DR decided to slow down the working some and ‘retired’ back in November…well started working ‘part time’ one day a week. Sure is nice to have her around the house more during the week.
It was nice just having the family around and healthy and sharing some time. Going up toward Fergusson Friday night for some good music with our bluegrass friends, Lonesome Range, from Barbersville. Should be a good start to the year getting to see to boys again and hear some good music. Bluegrass always helps you feel better no matter what.
Well, I can’t really believe it’s been a year…but here I am again. About ready to tack on another birthday soon. But that’s good and I’ll get some of DR’s good cooking and maybe my favorite lima beans! Hope you all have a great New Year 2015. Wow…seems odd to say 20something….but here we are. Have a good’n. See you soon. Doc J.