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Ruby A. Flodin, The inspiration for Ruby’s Pantry

She taught us that people were worth more than things!


Ruby lived in Western Wisconsin for 89 years. Although she had little, she always shared what she had with others. She had a large garden that was grown in the most sandy soil you have ever seen. But God always blessed Ruby with a great harvest. She could also be found picking wild blueberries and other berries that she would can and freeze. Although not blessed financially, Ruby was rich because she always had enough to share. She truly was the example of someone who realized that if you only have enough for yourself you don’t have enough. If she had a dollar in her purse, she’d give you two!

Ruby looked for every opportunity to share food from her pantry with others. One Christmas the neighbors down the road with four children had no money or food. So Ruby gathered food from her pantry and brought them a Christmas dinner fit for a king. In fact, Ruby was a descendant of the Royal family of Sweden. And she was royalty in every sense.

violacmaBut Ruby had even a greater heritage. She was a child of God. Ruby was a faithful member of the same little country church for nearly sixty years. Up until a short time before her death at age 89, Ruby still lead weekly Bible studies in her home. She never quit giving to others. Yes, Ruby found something that money couldn’t buy. She found Jesus Christ and had the richest life possible, peace with God.

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