Ruby Is In The Hot Seat

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  1. Terry Page

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    Ruby is ready to answer your questions through the weekend till Monday morning
     
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  2. Terry Page

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    My first question Ruby is what do you like doing most for relaxation, apart from chatting to us of course ;)

    @Ruby Begonia
     
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    Good morning, Ruby! My question for you, is: are you a collector?....and if so, tell us about one of your collections. I collect dust, myself.;)
     
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    Hi Ruby, I feel like we are good friends but don't know much about you. When do you think you will retire and what are your plans when you do?
     
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    Apart from chatting with my friends here... everything else pales in comparison!

    These are enjoyable and do make me feel relaxed after a 40 hour work week;
    Watching TV, cooking while listening to music, playing with my dog, caring for my plants, surfing the Internet, solving crossword puzzles, reading , listening to comedy, going out to lunch.

    I used to feel peaceful when outside working in my flower garden or going down to the shore, but no gardens anymore and it's more of a hassle to get to the shore now so I don't go.
     
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    Good Morning Joe!

    I surely wouldn't want to give you the "brush-off".

    Collecting books but especially vintage magazines was my passion some years ago. I gave it all away when I purged before a big move. Ditto with my sea shell collection.

    The mags I loved most were pre and post turn of the century ladie's magazines, and up through the 1930's. The illustrations in the early editions were so beautiful.

    Some articles I had included interviews with Buffalo Bill Cody, Joel Chandler Harris and Theodore Roosevelt who were all living at the time.

    I admit I do miss the magazines sometimes.
     
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    Chrissy, I enjoy having you for a good friend!

    As to retirement, I don't see how I could unless I got a reverse mortgage and even then I'd have to be very careful. I have only myself to rely on. I think I could do it with careful planning but I've only just begun to toy with the idea. Plans afterward? I don't even have a one!
     
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    Do you still enjoy your work Ruby or is it mainly to bring in the cash to survive?
     
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    What is your idea of a perfect vacation destination?
     
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    Hi Ruby...I have to ask which two famous people you'd like to have dinner with.

    Also:
    What are your two proudest moments?
    What's the nicest thing someone said to you?
     
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    Terry, no I do not enjoy my work anymore. It's for financial reasons.

    However, I am lucky in that for the past 4 years I've been working from home since my company finaly adopted the remote worker program.

    No more driving into the office in all kinds of weather which is a relief. I can work in my pj's, and before I quit smoking, smoke at my desk.

    I shouldn't complain, but I am sick of the job.
     
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    Ruby, if I remember correctly, you said elsewhere that you were an orphan growing up. ...
    That hit me when I read it, as it brought back childhood memories of my own.
    Living with a distant mother, I would have screaming fits about wanting to go live in an orphanage.
    I guess I was off base, but the feelings were very real.

    I guess I want to ask, did you have a painful childhood?
    How did it affect the person you've become? ....... Someone that I admire & enjoy very much, I might add.:)
     
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    Ruby, are you married? Been married? Have children, grandchildren?
     
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    Karen, I'd love to have dinner with the hysterically funny Jennifer Saunders and the brilliant and also funny, Neil Degrasse Tyson.

    Two proudest moments- I'm sorry but it has to be 3, and predictably, these are the births of my son and my 2 grandsons.

    The nicest thing anyone said to me; "I wish you were my mother."
     
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