It is unfathomable that Ruth Grace Moulon aka Ruthie the Duck Girl has been gone for 15 years.
Ms. Moulon had developed a measure of fame in the French Quarter of New Orleans for bar-hopping across the neighborhood on a pair of old-fashioned roller skates with her retinue of pet ducks quacking and waddling to keep up.
It nearly didn’t matter that Ruthie the Duck Girl generally wore a ratty old wedding dress or weathered fur coat as she made her rounds.
Ruth Grace Moulon died September 6th, 2008. She had evacuated to Baton Rouge for Hurricane Gustav and passed away at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.