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December 31, 2015 • Okay, we came up short, DCI-wise. Big whup. For me at least, Ruby’s Bequest stopped being about money a long time ago. Somewhere along the line I guess I got the notion that 300 was actually impossible, that no community has ever scored 300 in their Caring Index. Not that I think Ruby Wood was being cruel to us or anything. Sometimes it’s best not to know that you’re attempting the impossible, or else you’ll never even get close.

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May 17, 2010 • Everybdy seems to needsomehtings so how we going the get it, will or no will.

‘No fair wishing wising for a time maching or a miracle cure.

(1) Raven wanted help with paperwork. Dmrzxopo (or whatever) had suggestion what the city could do. (2) Sally needs an elevator. I’ll check for sprae parts at the scrap yard and Porter’s Hardware when I’am there tomoroow. (3) Inned a new recippe but all I got was web sites with a lot of questions.  Hell, it ‘s all I all I can do to remember my one password. I don’t know the seniors d it. (3) Deepwellgirl needs rides. (4) Top needs me to tell his parents but i just cean’t find them. (5) 2 teen smoking behind the 7-11 need a way of have shool be meaingful and the rug rats playing kick-t’-can across the tracks need someting after schoo;.

So what does your family need and how is we gonna pay for it.

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Mar 16, 2010 • I think we are beginning to see how this might work: Ruby’s last will and testament will dole out money to us from time to time so that we can fund some ideas about caring. But not a lot of money anymore (Ruby’s investments have been hit just like everyone else’s). And it’s not like the money comes to us and we get to decide what to do with it. We have to decide first and come up with some concrete ideas and then maybe they get funded.

The lawyer is making some kind of measurement that she is calling the “Deepwell Caring Index.” What is this exactly? No idea.

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Here’s the answering machine message from Ashleye Blackbourne, the lawyer. This is not anywhere near what I expected on sooo many levels.

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1000 voices = lollipop?

The call came in verrrry early this morning. Keith played it for me right into the phone. It is the oddest dern thing, that’s for sure. Ruby asks “what are your hopes, your fears?” about caring. And then she says that we are to “raise up a thousand voices” about it.

Now the way I understand that, “a thousand voices” just means “many,” right? But sounds like the lawyer is saying “1000” as in, we have to collect 1000 stories from people. No lollipop if we only get 999.

So if you’re reading this, come help us out. What are your hopes, your fears about the future of caring where you live, in your life?

Photo by the half-blood prince, via Flickr.

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Mar 1, 2010 • She called today for Keith. Thank goodness he was down at the gas station. And thank you Susie for giving Keith the message machine. Alex down at the boutique put it here on the blog for us. This is what we're up agains, folks.

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Feb 21, 2010 • So what I ended up doing is inviting Keith over for a free trim, which I gave him this afternoon. Keith, if you’re reading this, I said it to you and I’ll say it to anyone, you are a fine man and a good conversationalist, just a bit excitable is all.
So we just chatted for about an hour and yes, it was a challenge for me because Keith only have about hair on one sixth of his head, so to make his trim last an hour was a challenge I only undertook because I love this town so much. But in the end he was able to talk calmly about that awful lawyer woman and this is what we are pretty sure she said:

The first part of the will is going to be opened and read on March 9.

This is what we now think she didn’t say:

There are legal reasons why you can’t see the will/ can’t protest the will/ can’t get any money.

We’re not sure what she did say, but I’m guessing it was just some standard legal flapjaw and Keith kinda mortared in the gaps of his limited understanding himself.

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