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Wheels

Wheels

My son Elijah, almost 40, told me recently he’d like to update his car before it becomes too costly in repairs. Perhaps he should get another like his first car – very fuel efficient!

Darling Della

Darling Della

I inherited Della from my daughter after her circumstances sadly changed. Thus, we were both blessed to spend time with this sweet, shy, determined little girl who still looked like a kitten when she passed away at twenty. She loved to spend time helping me in the garden.

Childhood

Childhood

From left to right: Me, my twin brother, our sister and our younger brother. The four of us were born within 2.5 years and our mother was about 25 when this photo was taken. We lived in a small apartment without hot water, bath or central heating. Life was tough.

Mary Rutledge

Mary Rutledge

My Mother c. 1946. The daughter of immigrant coal miners from what was then Czechoslovakia, Mom was the first woman to graduate from Duke University Divinity School. She pushed the dean to create a “Women’s Program”. Back then there just weren’t any women ministers. She also married a minister!

Tom Rutledge

Tom Rutledge

My Father c. 1946. Dad came to Duke University Divinity School from a dusty little town in the Texas Panhandle. When he saw Mom the first time he declared, “That’s the woman I’m going to marry.” Their storybook romance lasted over sixty years.

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