Disapproving of Ruth
“Have you heard what Ruth is up to now?” my mother said.
“Craziest thing I’ve ever heard of,” my father said.
My grandmother just shook her head. Ruth was her sister and she’d been doing crazy things forever. Why, she didn’t get married until she was past thirty and then she married a much older man. He was wealthy but still—he was 46!
And they went all the way to Alaska on their honeymoon—in 1919, for heaven’s sake!