Gail has lived in Muskego for 30 years. She first learned about Muskego Senior Taxi while she was still working and saw a notice in Muskego newspaper “the Sun” that we were looking for volunteer drivers. Gail thought, “When I retire, I want to do that.” She retired in May 2018 and spent that summer enjoying time with her grandchildren. Then once her grandkids went back to school in the fall, Gail remembered the Taxi and contacted us to say she was ready to drive. Before she retired, she ran several programs in a large child care agency in Milwaukee.
Not wanting to sit home after she retired, Gail wanted to become a volunteer, saw this local need & felt volunteering at the Taxi would be a great way to help people in her community. Gail loves her role as a volunteer driver and says, “The people that we drive are fun & so diverse. They are so appreciative, and it makes my heart feel good.” Gail says of course she would recommend her volunteer job to others and she was pleasantly surprised to find such diversity in our riders. There is a mix of seniors and also many young adults. She says, “Some people are so funny…we have a good time”.
In addition to her volunteer work for the Taxi, Gail loves to read, so she spends a lot of time reading. She also enjoys keeping in touch and meeting friends, former co-workers, and her sisters for lunch. Her grandkids like to say that Grandma “Goes lunching”. And Gail still loves to spend as much time as she can with her grandkids.
Gail has been married for 40 years and has 2 daughters. One of her daughters is married with a 9-year-old son and a 7-year-old-daughter. They live in Franksville, making it nice and close to visit. Gail’s 2nd daughter just got married at the end of July and lives 2 hours north of here in a tiny town called Marcusson with her newly formed family, including 3 dogs.