We received this email:
Scarcely 2 blocks from RGB, a woman died last night in hospice care, who is largely responsible for electing dozens of judges in the last 20 years. Without a college degree, Ruby Ferria became the most successful Latin market political consultant in Miami. Until last Monday, she had a daily talk show at La Poderosa where she introduced her clients to her Spanish speaking audience. She worked on the campaigns of William Thomas, Dennis Murphy, Bronwyn Miller, Ivonne Colodny, Jeri Beth Cohen, Bernie Shapiro, and Jacquie Schwartz to mention a few. Ruby gave advice and if you were smart, you took it. Many of her clients became friends and not in a Facebook kind of way. If Ruby called you a friend, it meant she looked into your soul and saw you were the real deal, kind, genuine. In her 30 years or so in politics she saw the good, the bad, and the ugly in people. She understood that people were not perfect and she accepted it. Like she said, even chickens have a dark side. Her wit will remain unmatched. No one will ever fill her shoes, or better said, her six inch heels. If you were lucky enough to have known Ruby, then you have memories that will forever bring you joy. Say a prayer for Ruby Feria , someone in heaven needs a friend and she's been summoned. I will miss you my dearest friend, godspeed.
Rumpole says: Can't say we knew her. We don't dirty our fingers with judicial elections. But a wonderful remembrance.