When the Little Thrift Store of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Dunedin, Florida received an ornate pearl collar necklace, it reminded the volunteer staff of the Episcopal Church Women ministry of someone. Instead of adding it to their inventory for sale, they mailed the piece to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a get-well note, saying, “we knew no one could wear it like you.”
Workers sent get well letter to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the justice had surgery to remove lung cancer. They also sent a pearl collar for her collection. …
The note they penned read: “We pray for your speedy recovery.”
“She is hanging on. Somebody at her age and what she’s gone through would have probably given up already,” said Miriam Benitez-Nixon.
Some of the volunteers at the shop are in their 80s as well.
“And here she is reading her stuff, reading briefs at home while you know, she’s convalescing,” said Benitez-Nixon.
Justice Ginsberg wrote back, thanking the women and promising to wear the pearl collar on her return to the Supreme Court bench.
Photos of both letters, along with the pearl collar, have been widely shared on Facebook and news outlets.
For a story including video of the Church of the Good Shepherd Little Thrift Store, visit ABC7NY.com. Thanks to the Diocese of Newark on Facebook whose photo story brought the exchange to our attention.
Photo credit: Miriam Benitez-Nixon