A toast to the queen

Ruby Dwyer of Old Hollow celebrated her 90th birthday last Friday, January 19th. On Saturday, her three children — Kathy, Sam and Gary Dwyer — threw their mom a wonderful birthday party attended by dozens of her friends at Trinity Episcopal Church hall in Washington. A poem, written by Richard Parsons, was also read aloud to Ruby, who is better known as the “Queen of Old Hollow.”

Ruby Dwyer of Old Hollow By Debbie Keyser



The Queen of Old Hollow

She’s known far and wide

As a hard act to follow

Who has nothing to hide


Her friends they are many

Who cherish her dearly

Her foes there aren’t any

And I say that sincerely


Her children are three

Of god’s finest creations

Her family tree’s

Full of noble relations


Who is this grand dame

Of Old Hollow you ask

This woman of fame

In whose light we all bask


Her name’s Ruby Dwyer

Who else you might say

Could you love and admire

So much every day

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