My mother’s name is Gloria, but her family nickname is Gig. All of her grandchildren, and even her children, call her Gig. It suits her.
Here she is in 1971 with her first grandchild, Melody:
And here is Gig with her first great-grandchild, Melody’s little boy. This picture was taken in 1995:
This is my mother’s birthday week. She’s doing well, and I hear she’s enjoying the warm weather. I’m sure she’d like a visit from her wayward knitting daughter, and I hope I can get to see her soon.
Happy birthday, Gig!