Friday, February 25, 2011


1. Can you drive a stick shift?
Well, I could the last time I tried! Isn't it like riding a bicycle? Something you never forget?
When I turned 16, my dad decided it was time for me to learn to drive the family car - Chevy with a stick shift on the steering column. He put me in the driver's seat, and my mom and two brothers sat in back. Every time I'd release the clutch, the car would lurch forward and die, and the three in the back seat would burst out laughing. It wasn't long before I was in tears! Finally, Dad drove us home. At my next lesson, it was just Dad and me. I did just fine without the audience!

2. What are two foods you just can't eat?
Celery and turnips. Yuck.

3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? What is your favorite kind?
I'm a staunch supporter of Girl Scout Cookie sellers and buy at least one box every year. I'm a Thin Mints girl.

4. How do you pamper yourself?
Not often enough! The ultimate pampering experience is a massage. Aaaaah. 

5. What is your nickname and how did you get it?
I've had lots of nicknames over the years:
Ruthless - My middle name is Ruth, but when I played Spades during lunch at one of my jobs, the guys started calling me Ruthless.
Sandy Ruth - My husband calls me this as a term of endearment. We're Southern so using two names works for us.


  1. What high school did you two girls attend? I graduated 1965 from Sunset High School in Dallas.

  2. LOL. We went to Kimball H.S. and graduated in 1965 too. Our book takes place in Oak Cliff and Dallas. In fact, our characters go to Austin's BBQ, the Jefferson Drive-In, and a couple more places you might recognize.


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