Aunty Ruth was actually Mr Betty's step grandma but she was, in reality, the same as a real grandma.
Aunty Ruth lived next door to Mr Betty's mum and dad, much the same as my mum lives next door to me. Sadly, Aunty Ruth has very recently passed away.
Aunty Ruth was a teacher, all her working life. She was also a hoarder, just like you see on the TV, possibly worse.
My in-laws are struggling to clear her little house and along the way I get a few things that are deemed 'right up my street'.
Today I received some clothes. 3 dresses and a cape.
I am not much of a vintage clothing wearer but I do have a few items and I can very much appreciate beautiful things, that bit is easy.
Mr Betty was a bit cheeky and said that I would never fit into these beautiful dresses.
Well, Mr Betty was wrong!!
They fit perfectly and are the most beautiful dresses I have ever worn.
All handmade by Aunty Ruth's tiny, skilled hands.
Aunty Ruth, I hope I can wear them with as much grace, as you have showed throughout your life. x