Saturday, August 04, 2007

How can it be?

How can it be that the friend I wrote about on July 12th without health insurance could have died today? How could it be that I was at the ballet with her six weeks ago and she is gone?
Ruth was an entrepreneur that I met through the Houston Culinary Guild. Quite a woman who was totally focused on her specialty sauce business to the exclusion of almost everything else. It was her passion. She schlepped sauces to chefs and restauranteurs and shipped to whoever needed it, wherever. Of course she was a "sole proprietor" so when she couldn't do it........it died with her. So sad, so quick. LIVE EVERY MOMENT...............I guess Ruth had a special delivery of sauces to make.............to heaven.

5 comments:

Kay Cox said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend, Ruth. Geez but you are so right...we just have to live into every moment.

Carol Graci said...

I too knew Ruth through the food business and always loved to sit and talk about everything which she did well. We were always planning on going out for a drink but our businesses kept us so busy. I'm sorry we didn't take that time!
Carol Graci

Babs said...

Aah, Carol.......I'm so sorry ya'll didn't find the time! I was lucky that I came into town and always managed, probably cause I wasn't around that often, to connect with Ruth, Ann Criswell and my dear friend Martha Taylor who also was a really special friend to Ruth. Ruth was happiest in her business, always! Thanks for writing.

Carol Graci said...

Hi Babs,
Hopefully I can meet some of Ruth's friends at her memorial on Saturday and will take Ann and Martha's name with me. I had talked to Ruth the day before she was to see the onocologist which was Monday. I had no idea he had only given her two weeks to live. I was on my way to Dallas and Vermont for a week. I was shocked when her sister answered Ruth's phone the following Monday and told me of her passing. I was hoping to find out what they were going to do as far as treatment. I did laugh at your comment about Ruth delivering her sauces to heaven. Im sure if that wasn't her final destination, she would have loaded her car with more to take to the ballpark! We will all miss her...

Babs said...

Carol.......please email me at babsofsanmiguel@yahoo.com. I would like to discuss Ruth's life and her Memorial through email access and not on the blog.