always talked so much about Ruth and her sister, Swann, since they were
all first cousins, childhood friends, and grew up together in Idabel,
Mother enjoyed going to the reunions they all had over the
Mother, (left) with two of her first cousins, Rags and Swann, at a
reunion. Mother was so happy when one of us would take her up
into Arkansas to see Rags or to Oklahoma to see James Ray and other
cousins she grew up with.
Another picture of mother (center) with her first cousins, Ruth
Ray Hunt on the left and Swann Ray Lake Buckles on the
right. This was a family reunion.
we went to see Ruth Ray
Hunt, in Dallas, TX on three different occasions, they were always such marvelous visits. On one of those trips, I asked Ruth if I could
have a picture of her and H. L. Hunt. She called her secretary
in, told her which two pictures to take off of the wall in the hall and
have the driver go down and have two copies made right away.
These pictures are such a treasure that I spent a
considerable amount of time finding the appropriate background and music
to do justice to
these special photographs. The top photo is H. L. and Ruth Ray Hunt's home in
Dallas, TX, known as Mount Vernon. The other pictures are of
Ruth and H. L. Hunt, with the second black and white photo found on the
And, the last two photos are
I also treasure the book
that Ruth autographed and gave to me: