Tuesday, June 5: Here you just thought moms were honored only on Mother’s Day. Oh, so wrong. Dallas Can Academies is holding its 19th annual Dallas Motherhood: Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. This year’s honoree is the better half of Texas Rangers’ Nolan Ryan — Ruth Ryan. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees at Alvin Community College, serving on the Alvin Community College Foundation, the Nolan Ryan Foundation and the Texas Rangers Foundation, she kept the home fires burning while her high school sweetheart/husband became a legend both on the field and in the boardroom.
BTW, if you want to look like you’re in the know, congratulate Ruth on her upcoming 45 wedding anniversary. It’s June 26. Nolan was just barely 20 and Ruth was just 18 when they got hitched back in 1967. Oh, and the Alvin connection? That’s where they went to high school.