“June 5, 1920.  Mr. and Mrs. Bruce are delighted to announce the arrival of their baby daughter, Ruth LaVerne Bruce.  She is the newest member of the Bruce family, the tenth child.” I don’t know what the actual birth announcement looked like, or if there was one.  But it would have read something like that.  On this day, 96 years ago, my precious mother-in-law made her appearance.  In the intervening years, she married a pastor (Floyd Durham), became the mother of five children, taught innumerable Sunday School classes, spoke at a variety of ladies functions, lost her husband of 30 years and became a widow, worked full-time for a candy company and a hospital to make ends meet, became a grandmother and then a great-grandmother, and has always lived her life as a shining example of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.  Since her husband’s death in 1969, she has been a faithful member of her church and a stalwart supporter of its pastors.  That’s heritage – an example any believer would do well to follow.  It can be truly said of Ruth, “Her children rise up and call her blessed…” (Prov. 31:28)