Mum got a phone call on Saturday to say that a good friend of hers in America had died very suddenly. Mum had only seen her in April when she was over visiting everyone here. The son was upset too and clutched the Simpsons book Ruthie had bought over for him when she was here at Christmas. Ruthie loved England and in the last 18 months she had visited our shores no less than 3 times. Tomorrow (Tuesday) will be Ruthies funeral.