Uncle Ruthie was the definition of 'dance like nobody’s watching': Being present and not overwhelmed or concerned by others’ expectations. We were guests on her KPFK radio show in May 1975 and our mutual admiration friendship grew from there. We enjoyed the days of creating our shows for children and their families for Chanukah and other fun events. You always brought a bag-full of talents; your original songs and classic stories; that distinctive portable organ; harmonies, sign language and tons of energy and of course, yummy latkes and other homemade treats to tickle our taste buds. Your contributions were endless whether on stage, in the recording studio, or on your long-running radio show.
You were unique. You are missed. There will never be another Uncle Ruthie.
John & Pam - J.P. Nightingale
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