Meet Ruth- she’s tiny but mighty. She’s intense, and somewhat quiet but may be one of the most intimidating women ever. Ruth grew up in a working class family but was brilliant, and ended up attending Cornell where she met her outgoing, gregarious husband - the first boy she’d ever dated who actually cared that she had a brain. This was the 50’s and, seeing that his wife was a disaster in the kitchen, Marty took up cooking and they never looked back. They had a child and then almost immediately her husband had to go to war for two years. So she waited until he got back to attend Harvard Law School, where Marty attended as well. During that time he battled testicular cancer, so she spent evenings keeping him up to date on his studies as well as maintaining her position at the top of her class, one year behind him. While being a mom. Badass. Ruth was smarter than most men she knew, yet had been treated as second class by most of them. She devoted much of what became an illustrious career to women’s rights, eventually serving as a figurehead for the cause as the second female Supreme Court Justice of the United States. Ruth joked that there would be enough female Supreme Court Justices when there were nine. 🔥
This is the new Amy. This Amy would never have a gross refrigerator. She's not that kind of person. She's clean, organized and fresh. She feels sorry for the people with dirty fridge shelves and expired chicken stock boxes. She can't imagine having a 2 year old jar of pepperoncini peppers with mold on the inside of the lid. That's no way to live and Amy is glad she's the right kind of person. Yesterday Amy had two bags of clothes designated for Goodwill in her dining room corner. They'd been there for 2.5 months, eventually becoming invisible.
She slithers her way in and out of friend groups, wreaking havoc anywhere she can. She told you last week how much she admires you for not caring what you look like – she “just doesn’t feel right about leaving the house“ if she’s not completely put together.