Janice Packwood – Coming Out

“I guess it’s about time you knew.”

A reporter [from the Spokesman Review] came out to [Odyssey to] take some pictures that they were going to run in the Sunday paper of Pride week. It was that Monday, following the Pride weekend, that we had to go see our financial planner. We walked in and he said, “Good picture there ladies.” [Laughs.] We had not come out to him [before]. So I said, “Well, I guess it’s about time you knew, after 25 years, huh?”

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Source: Interview with Maureen Nickerson on 13 December 2006, held at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.