I cannot express my sadness to hear of her passing. Gail snd I were a high school couple for a few years until I had to move back to California during my junior year. We corresponded nearly everyday via letters which kept me from heartache. I once traveled alone at 16 years old covering the 3,000 miles in 4 days. Unfortunately, the distance took its toll and our relationship ended. It was so sad then and so sad now. She was the first love that I experienced. I will always remember her quirky personality, her love of theater (Folder on the Roof- Do you love me? and Kismet. We went to Broadway once to see No No Nanette.One day I hope to visit her gravesite along with her parents who I remember as well .John was a brilliant and quiet man and a little hard of hearing. Her mom was a no nonsense type of person that probably wondered why her daughter liked me. I have other fond memories of Gail including the day we started dating. I had a big party and invited her to be my plus one. From then on we were an item. That night she wore these over-flared bell bottom pants while she danced to the music being played. She looked so beautiful with her long straight dark hair just having a good time with the other 100 teens at my basement held party.
I hope Gail had a good life. I really had not seen her since our 20th high school reunion. We didn’t really say anything to one another maybe because of how awkward it would have been. I didn’t realize that she was ill s as nd hope she did not suffer. Obviously she had a huge impact on my life which I will never forget. I still love her for what we once meant to one another and the passion that we once shared. Our junior prom night was very memorable. The theme was Chicago’s Color my World and every time I hear that song I always wonder what might have been. I’m delighted that she had loving children and grandchildren. She deserved all the love in this world. Rest In Peace my once beloved Gail. You were my world a long time ago and will not be forgotten.