Ruth Stimson        
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In Closing...

picture Ruth Stimson
Born November 17, 1919
Died July 14, 2004
"No one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell." - Charles de Lint, writer

And so Ruth has told us parts of her story in "One of a Kind."

Toward the end of her life, as Ruth was making donations of items and money, she received a note from Mary Flaherty that she included in her autobiography. It provides a nice closing for this story of Ruth:

"I often think of you, Ruth, with great admiration. You are a true philanthropist. You've acted on your values in a meaningful way with a gift that helps make the world a better place, and you've stretched to do it. And you're also a wonderful model of how a woman can enjoy every age and live a rich, full and independent life. I'm glad I had the chance to know you."

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