Monday, February 8, 2010
Gail Sigford: Happy Birthday, Aunt Gail
This is one of my favorite pictures of my Aunt Gail, Gail Gwendolyn Sigford. She would have been eighty-eight years old today, February 9th. She was my mother's younger sister, in fact Gail was the baby of their family. When we were growing up, Gail brought a sense of a different world into our southern Oregon farm-family home. She loved to tell stories of her experiences in the WASP (Women Air Service Pilots), of characters that she had met on her travels, of art and ideas, and her "take" on the world. Everyone who met her was enthralled, at one time or another, with this Gail that we knew.
I miss our conversations.
I miss the banter of ideas.
I miss Aunt Gail.