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'It's all going to be OK' 

Holding onto the walnut-shell buttons from the flour-sack dress of her childhood has also helped 85-year-old Ruthie Tripet hold on to memories of her mother, who made the dress. Some of Tripet's most precious keepsakes, and bits of knowledge, came from her parents, who raised her in Kansas during the Great Depression.

  • Area seniors share age-earned wisdom via locally produced play.

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