Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 09:48 AM.

She moved fast.  As she would say, “God is good” (especially when you’re in a hurry).

They had three children and were happily married until Uncle Bob’s untimely death in 1989 at age 58.  His “Uncle Jake,” the Brooklyn Dodger would die six years later at age 84.

In 2006, Aunt Ruby lost a grandson in an automobile accident.  He was 22.

I’m sure you or folks you know have suffered similar heartaches.  It’s tough.  Sometimes you want to say, “I’m tired of this sorrow shovel digging room for joy. Just stop and let me try to fill this hole with happiness.”

Everybody needs an “Aunt Ruby.”  You watch her filling in that hole and trying to find the good in everything.

In her most recent trip to the hospital which she refers to as “The Spa,” she not only found joy, but also “a blessing.”  Her nurse’s last name was “Blessing.”  That could only happen to your Aunt Ruby.

It makes me wonder what she could have done for Ty Cobb’s soul (as everyone knows, in addition to being the best player of his era, he also was known to play dirty and use foul language).

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