A younger Ruth Booker carries Janis Hudson Smith in a clothes basket, as they head to do the wash at Janis’ home in the 1950s.
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Ruth Booker, middle, shares a smile Friday with her daughter, Eleanor Qadirah, left, and one of her many other ‘children’ from the past, Janis Smith.
Ruth Booker, right, walks into a roomful of well-wishers at her 90th birthday party Friday afternoon at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Photo by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post