Ruth Amy Metcalf Turns 90!

Here is your special invitation.



What a wonderful and special day!


Please come and share with us


Ruth Amy Metcalf's 90th birthday!


December 17th, 2003

7:30 p.m.

Midland Bethel Church of the Nazarene

Fellowship Hall

5490 E. Baker Road

Midland, MI  48462


Please RSVP to:

no later than November 30th

or send cards and/or memories to:

Ruth Anne Metcalf

353 Macintosh Way

Westerville, OH  43081



Here are some pictures that Ruth Anne sent to Greta and Paul to be posted.  We hope you find them interesting.  Click on the thumbnails and please be patient while the picture downloads.


Henry in college in the 1940s

With birthday party boy!

Henry and kids - 1958

Presentation award of one of Henry's paintings - Lyndonville Church

Henry posing as a rabbi.

The Metcalf wedding - 1945

The Metcalfs pastoring in Midland, Michigan over 20 years ago!

Uncle Henry





Here are some pictures of the Metcalf's that Geri sent to Greta and Paul to be posted.  Click on the thumbnails and be patient while they load, please.


Always the clown. At MA Amherst - 1930's Boston Beauty



Christmas 1962 Dick, Kim, Andy, Henry and Ruth Family Moment Circa 1990s



Mother and Daughter I Mother and Daughter II Grandma and Grandpa Gardner (when they lived in Lyndonville, Vermont



Oxbow Road Ruth Amy Metcalf at the piano for her father's 90th birthday party Daughter, Geri, at the piano



Ruth playing miniature golf The proposal that started it all! Ruth, Henry and Geri - 1963



Ruth and Henry Metcalf  - 1992 Ruth and Baby Dick Ruth shoveling snow



Teaching in Vermont Winter





Geri, Ruth Anne, and Dick have worked hard to produce the special "Matriarch" edition of The Gardner Newsletter.  You should have received it in the mail by now.  Click here to view the electronic version.  (You must have the free Adobe Reader program on your computer to view this file.  Please be patient while it downloads.)



An Ode to Ruth

By Alice B. Burnham

December 17, 2003

A very special lady that

I was privileged to know

Came to our local church

More than a decade ago --

Born in the Northeast Kingdom

In East Charleston on a farm,

The oldest of ten siblings;

God sheltered her from harm.

In spite of a distance to school

She aimed to get more knowledge -

Moved about to complete High School

And even went to college.

Teaching school became her life:

Successful and influential.

However, after a very few years

God's plans were consequential.

He gave to her a Godly man,

Who taught and preached God's Word.

Three children blessed this union

As Ruthie served the Lord.

She sang and played the piano

In services at the church.

She loved to read and study -

And often did research.

A lady of integrity; truly a friend to all,

A dedicated Mother, and a devoted wife --

As we review her virtues we learn

We've been truly blessed by her life!




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