Hoist up our Annie’s B’s Life’s Tale
By Don Henderson 8/12/08
Updated 2/24/2015
It has been several years since I began this tribute for Rusti. Right after
I began this, Ike came to Texas and several other of life's twists and
turns set me off task. This was updated March 12, 2009 with the same
great love and respect for Rusti and the same intent to honor her.
NOTE: THIS SITE HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF 8/2/2018
Rusti March 1966
With all my love for Rusti and her  family, with love,
Uncle Don, Aunt Pat, Shawn, and Blake
SLOOP ANNIE B.   
BY DON HENDERSON
That's me in Bubba's lap (Taken in
Malakoff 1940?)
This has been updated, August 2, 2018
This is my way of “hoisting up” my Annie B’s life's Tale. She was
"one of a kind" and we all will miss her and each in a special way
because she had a way of being “special” to each of us.

This is to be sung to the tune of “The Sloop John B” I hope you don’t
find this too trite, but this came to me and I felt compelled to write it
down. Words can never express what Rusti meant to us, but through
words and pictures we can re-live some of the great times we all
shared; realizing that we can not keep our loved ones with us forever.
God has a better plan for them.
So…..
Hoist up our Annie B’s Sail
See how her main life’s Tale sets
Call for the Lord afar
Let her go home, let her go home
She wants to go home
We all feel so broke up, but
She wants to go home

So, hoist up our Annie B’s Life’s Sail
See how her main Life’s Tale sets
Call for the Lord on the Far Shore
Let her go home, let her go home
Why don’t you let her go home
We feel so broke up, but she wants to go home
Let her go home

SHE IS HOME!!