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The Story of Ruth: The Watercolour Journals of Arthur Adair Brooke

 
Curator's Note
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The Story of Ruth: Book One - Front Cover
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"At 1/2 past 11pm October 5, 1921 the doctor had to be called . . . "
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"I went to the hospital the next day and this is what I found! . . . "
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"2 weeks later Mrs. Brooke came home. Nurse Cassara carried our precious girl baby in to the house."
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"Where she was fondly worshipped by 3 grown up brothers.  She was a wonderful arrival for them."
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"We named her Ruth Adair Brooke, after her mothers' mothers' name and her fathers' mothers' name..."
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"Of course Ruth had to be bathed every morning, which she enjoyed immensely."
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"Ruth gradually, not very fast, became a lovely plump baby . . . "
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"Whenever I could I took her for a walk. The frosty air did her good, she never caught cold! . . . "
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"But one day things went wrong! . . . "
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"No room for baby in the Kamloops Hospital, March 1922 . . . "
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"So I had to bring her back to Salmon Arm . . . "
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"But all clouds pass away and one day in April, Ruth and her mother were reunited . . . "
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"Ruth is growing quite fast now, at 7 months she could sit up."
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"Ruth is beginning to amuse herself.  7-8 months old."
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"The ever new old up she comes game."
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"Running away from the Kamloops hospital where there was no room for baby!  A game with Ruth."
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