Fay, as most know, was an accomplished author, and had achieved a worldwide fame for her gentle wit and literary prowess. She wrote about many things. One book in particular that achieved international notice was The White Pagoda. The child of missionaries in China, it detailed her experiences as a young prisoner there in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Here is how one reader described the book in a review posted on Amazon.
Fay Angus was also a noted speaker at Sierra Madre City Council meetings. Her eloquent and carefully prepared addresses were a joy to behold, and often were the highlight of those get-togethers. Fearless in her belief that truth was always the most important thing, here she addresses the City Council and community at large about misappropriated claims of heroism made by a sitting Councilmember at that time.
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I’ve lit a candle in my heart
with thoughts of you today,
the way you used to look at me,
the little things you’d say.
My dearest, sweetest memory,
so far and yet so near,
I’m missing you, I’m loving you,
I’m wishing you were here.
Fay Angus will be deeply missed.