Sunday, August 1, 2010

96th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy: Scrapbook pages for My Aunt Gail, WASP



The next Carnival of Genealogy is Scrapbooking Your Family History.  Thanks to Jasia at Creative Gene for this Carnival of Genealogy; Scrapbooking Your Family History.  Also a big thanks to footnoteMaven for the great poster.

"Create a scrapbook page on any theme that suits one or more of your vintage photos."  Hmm,  creativity and vintage photos, that may be a stretch, but this is a topic that has taken over my life for the past 4 1/2 months.  In March, five of us who were very close to my Aunt Gail - two nieces, 2 wives of nephews, and a good friend to Gail and the family - decided that as a way of honoring Gail and the local WASP we would set up an exhibit  at the Klamath County Museum.  I will be blogging on this exhibit more fully in the coming weeks, but for this 96th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy, I want to present a couple of scrapbook pages of some of the pictures and items that were in the exhibit.

GAIL G. SIGFORD, WASP, 44-W-10 



Women like my Aunt Gail and the WASP of WW II heard the call, wanted to fly, and headed to Avenger Field, in Sweetwater, Texas, to do their patriotic duty in that time of war.   In doing so, they brushed aside stereotypes and barriers that had long hampered women, and and in doing so, they began their part to change the world for women of the future.

5 comments:

  1. What wonderful scrapbook pages!!! I look forward to reading more about the exhibit honoring your Aunt Gail.

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  2. Wonderful! What a nice collection.

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  3. Joan, Your Aunt Gail was definitely a pioneer. Wonderful Scrapbook pages.

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  4. What festive pages. A great way to honor your aunt's service to her country.

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