When the newly ordained Episcopal priest Rev. Calvin Harper arrives in Victory, West Virginia, to be the pastor at an ailing parish, he has no idea how much he still has to learn about being a priest. Thankfully, Ruby Redding takes the young man under her wing and teaches him everything she has learned throughout her long, storied life. Seminary never taught Calvin that the only true way to be a witness to God's presence in this world is to remain in relationship with people no matter what life throws at them. His studies never taught him that detachment is the bane of ministry. He never learned that deep grief comes only from deep love. But in his first year in Victory, Calvin learns all this and more from Ruby, a woman so full of God's light that it can't help but spill onto the people around her.
All those concerned with women’s studies and with the social history of twentieth-century Canada will find this book of enormous interest and it will delight Edna Staebler fans everywhere.
Author: Edna Staebler
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Ruby wrote letters home almost every week....She wrote anything that came into her head: about her children and Fred, her housekeeping, food, clothes, her friends, activities, schemes for making money, her dreams for the future....Her letters, nave, intimate and lively, were always optimistic or poignant. We’d read them to each other on the phone or pass them around. Often we saved them.” So writes Edna Staebler in her introduction to this edited collection of her sister Ruby’s letters from the fifties. In 1957 when Edna first began to collect and edit these letters she did so simply because she was sure that others would enjoy reading them as much as her own family did. Over fifty years later, the letters remain a joy to read and reclaim the ordinary voice of a housewife. Remarkably, these letters echo themes academics want to isolate in order to analyze women’s roles in the modern world — drifting (“life just happened to me”) and contingency (“women’s lives depend on relationships”), for example, as well as the balance between family and work. As a fine example of women’s life writing they also illustrate the literary patterns of overt and covert stories and of textual and subtextual meaning. Haven’t Any News: Ruby’s Letters from the Fifties includes an Afterword by Marlene Kadar, Associate Professor of Humanities at York University and a leading expert on women’s life writing. All those concerned with women’s studies and with the social history of twentieth-century Canada will find this book of enormous interest and it will delight Edna Staebler fans everywhere.
A shout settled the question at once, for it was replied to by a loud holloa from Ruby. In a short time the boat was close to the beacon, and the water was so very
calm that day, that they were able to venture to hand the packet of letters with ...
Author: R. M. Ballantyne
This meticulously edited Ballantyne collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels: The Coral Island Snowflakes and Sunbeams (The Young Fur Traders) Ungava Martin Rattler The Dog Crusoe and his Master The World of Ice The Gorilla Hunters The Golden Dream The Red Eric Away in the Wilderness Fighting the Whales The Wild Man of the West Fast in the Ice Gascoyne The Lifeboat Chasing the Sun Freaks on the Fells The Lighthouse Fighting The Flames Silver Lake Deep Down Shifting Winds Hunting the Lions Over the Rocky Mountains Saved by the Lifeboat Erling the Bold The Battle and the Breeze The Cannibal Islands Lost in the Forest Digging for Gold Sunk at Sea The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands The Iron Horse The Norsemen in the West The Pioneers Black Ivory Life in the Red Brigade Fort Desolation The Pirate City The Story of the Rock Rivers of Ice Under the Waves The Settler and the Savage In the Track of the Troops Jarwin and Cuffy Philosopher Jack Post Haste The Lonely Island The Red Man's Revenge My Doggie and I The Giant of the North The Madman and the Pirate The Battery and the Boiler The Thorogood Family The Young Trawler Dusty Diamonds, Cut and Polished Twice Bought The Island Queen The Rover of the Andes The Prairie Chief The Lively Poll Red Rooney The Big Otter The Fugitives Blue Lights The Middy and the Moors The Eagle Cliff The Crew of the Water Wagtail Blown to Bits The Garret and the Garden Jeff Benson Charlie to the Rescue The Coxswain's Bride The Buffalo Runners The Hot Swamp Hunted and Harried The Walrus Hunters Wrecked but not Ruined Children's Books: Three Little Kittens The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast Mister Fox The Life of a Ship My Mother Other Works: The Hudson's Bay Company Handbook to the new Goldfields Up in the Clouds: Balloon Voyages Man on the Ocean: A Book about Boats and Ships The Ocean and its Wonders Six Months at the Cape Battles with the Sea Memoirs: Personal Reminiscences in Book Making
Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on AssassinationsPublish On: 1978
During the period I was there , I think I got a couple letters from Jack Ruby telling
me about a new place he had and how nice it was and this and that . He sent me
some razor blades that just came out . He seemed to be very proud of these ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Assassinations
Ruby Lavender used to have a good life. She and her grandmother, Miss Eula, were inseparable--they even drove the getaway car together for chickens rescued from the slaughterhouse! But this summer, Miss Eula will be in Hawaii, and Ruby's sure it'll be a lonely, empty, horrible season without her. What happens instead? Ruby makes a new friend, saves the school play, writes plenty of letters to her favorite (and only) grandmother . . . and finally stops blaming herself for her grandfather's death.
way for a letter to go . I must now end . I am your loving reader , RUBY P. ( aged
14 ) . Long as the way was the letter came safely , and I hope others will follow it
from Ruby and her little friends . This letter is from Ruby's sister Dora ...
I had letters from Nice to - night , . My sister is not so well . ... for an hour , but I did
not mention my letters . He has trouble of his own . ... And the indiscretions of
yoath are easily pardoned by the wise when they are 344 RUBY'S HUSBAND .
.LETTERS FROM A DALLAS JAIL USA TODAY 4-18-95 by Karen Thomas Letter
Reveals Jack Ruby's Motives J ack Ruby said he was “ being framed . " He
claimed Lyndon B. Johnson conspired to have President John F. Kennedy killed .
... flower , and most of them in full blossom ; altogether RUBY - THROAT
HUMMING - BIRD AND TRUMPET - Flower . changing the character of those
unsightly trunks , rendering them objects on whose beauty the eye delights to
RUBY — I think , Mr . Mortimer , that I have never yet rendered myself unworthy of
those who , during the last foar days ... that your husband intercepted one of your
love letters from a stranger - - and that you , instead of retiring into a convent ...
Reflections on All I've Lost and Gained Ruby Gettinger ... letter. to. miley. Cyrus.
are going through; they think they don't fit in with. Hey, Miley! Y'all are a
Tennessee girl, so I like you already! ... I get e-mails and letters from kids all the
Author: Ruby Gettinger
Publisher: Harper Collins
Ruby Gettinger, the endearing and beloved star of The Style Network's hit reality show Ruby, reveals the most private aspects of her life-altering journey to conquer morbid obesity and to attain health and happiness in this inspirational book based on her personal diary From the debut of The Style Network's number one reality show Ruby, viewers fell in love with its sweet and spirited Southern star, and remain mesmerized by her public mission to overcome her inner conflicts and win her ongoing battle with weight. At her heaviest, Ruby weighed more than 700 pounds. Although she wasn't quite sure how she got to this point—or why—one thing was clear: it was killing her. Her doctor warned that her diabetes was raging out of control and that she could die at any moment. Vowing to change her life to save it, Ruby made a genuine commitment to uncover all of the underlying physical and psychological causes of her food addiction—an act of courage that has helped her lose nearly 400 pounds so far! To support her on this difficult path, Ruby has kept a journal of her experiences, including intimate reflections, surprising discoveries, and current fears, hopes, and dreams, many of which she shares here. Filled with honesty, optimism, and classic "Rubyisms" as well as revealing insights from her friends, family, and team of experts, Ruby's Diary is a remarkable record of one determined woman's complex challenges and her many laudable achievements. Ruby's perseverance is not only an example to all those battling their own weight and addiction issues, it is an example to all those grappling with personal obstacles of any kind. Anyone not in love with Ruby just hasn't met her yet!
To which are Added Letters from the Cape Lady Lucie Duff Gordon ... Then the
sun went down , and the high mountains behind us were precisely the colour of a
Venice ruby glass - really , truly , and literally ; — not purple , not crimson , but ...
Author: Lord George Granville CampbellPublish On: 1877
Ruby - throated ; emerald throated ; a tiny dull - red bird with a long beak , and
body no larger than a hornets — a wee , wee thing ; a dark - green fellow with two ruby tippets above the ears ; a little black creature ; and a larger one than the ...
... it begins to spread laterally , and soon forms a large round bush . I The Ruby -
throat Humming - bird ( Trochilus colubris. RUBY - THROAT HUMMING - BIRD
AND TRUMPET- FLOWER . THE FOX - SQUIRREL . LETTERS FROM ALABAMA
Emeralds are generaliy pierced in Egypt , and VII Ear - rings — each half the real
size . spoiled by this process as much as by not being cut with facets - The last is
of gold , with a small ruby in the centre . The ruby is set in fine filigree - work ...
Author: Lady Lucie Lady Duff GordonPublish On: 1875
Then the sun went down , and the high mountains behind us were precisely the
colour of a Venice ruby glass — really , truly , and literally ; —not purple , not
crimson , but glowing ruby - red — and the quince - hedges and orange - trees
MECHANICS OF DAMAGE TO RUBY CRYSTAL BY LASER RADIATION E . M .
Akulenok , Yu . K . Danileiko , A . A . Manenkov , V . S . Nechitailo , A . D . Piskun ,
and V . Ya . Khaimov - Mal ' kov Crystallography Institute , USSR Academy of ...
... such a sharp Ruby in a handwriting , as has before cry of startled astonishment
broke from been said , quite unknown to ... Ruby's mother's hand writing of her
mother . upon it , was open ; inside of it was a She had some scraps of old letters