Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Twin Aunts, Loise and Joyce



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY AUNTIES, LOISE AND JOYCE

My twin aunts, Loise Aurelia and Joyce Marie (pronounced Mariah) Sigford were born to Frank and Agnes Laura Sigford on February 19, 1907,about 1 1/2 years after the death of their first born, Baby Irene. From the time of Loise and Joyce's birth in Mitchell, Oregon, to the end of their lives, the twins were well photographed. The above 1914 photo, taken in Klamath County when they were 7 years old, is one of my favorites.

The picture below was taken in 1992 on their 85th birthday. My Aunt Gail watches them as they cut their birthday cake. Loise and Joyce would have been 98 years old today. Joyce died in 1993. Loise died seven years later, in 2000.



7 comments:

  1. How nice that you have the early photo, and of course the one from 1992. They looked very healthy and happy to be 85. Were they siblings of your mother or your father?

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  2. Loise and Joyce were my mother's older sisters -- by almost 13 years younger.

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  3. What cute little girls they were and what lovely ladies they became.

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  4. What great photos! I love how you call them Auntie! My kids call my sister Auntie! They look like they were close. What a treasure!

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  5. Both photos are wonderful, of course, but I especially like the one of them as girls. Don't you love the bows in their hair?!

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  6. WOW! Those are wonderful pictures. I love the original one when they were little girls. What a wonderful treasure. Also, thank you for the sweet compliments on Where I Come From. I can truly say I do have a love story, not many are blessed to experience.

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  7. What lovely photos! It is so nice to see them
    at different ages!

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