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.