June 26, 2012

Tigie Lancaster of Marfa

Photograph by Allison V. Smith.

Here’s something that’ll tell you a little bit about who Tigie was — plus a little bit more on Tigie before she moved to Marfa.

I held off on posting this till one of us could sit face-to-face with our friend Lee and tell her that her friend Tigie had died. It was Steve who finally broke the news to Lee.

I never did meet Tigie, but I knew who she was starting from when I was nineteen or so, when I still lived in Dallas, which is where I met Lee. I was hoping that once Lee moved back to Dallas she and I could revisit Marfa (we went there in 2006) and I could meet Tigie.

Well, nothing to stop our going back to Marfa.


  1. Tim on July 5th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    See the Q3 2012 issue of Cenizo Journal for another article about Tigie.


  2. Sheila Ryan on July 7th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    What a lovely article about Tigie, Tim. Thank you for posting the link. I will share the article with my friend who’d known Tigie since the 1970s.

  3. Susan Mayo on September 11th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Tigie was a great friend. I am so sorry she has passed! She and I spent many happy hours together throughout the years both at my farm and at various places she lived. She started me on a lifelong love affair with Donkeys, giving me Plutero when I was still in college. I have had at least one donkey every since. Tigie was a spitfire and no one who knew her will ever forget her!

  4. Sheila Ryan on September 29th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Oh, Susan, I am so sorry your comment about Tigie lay so long in limbo. Things have been a little wonky lately with clusterflock, but it is lovely to have your recollection of Tigie.