Aunt Ava's birth name was Willia Avarilla. She was named for her grandmother, Avarilla Davis Nance. Aunt Ava was an excellent seamstress and helped put her two daughters through Baylor University. I can still see her bent over her sewing machine listening to the ball games. She loved baseball and the 15 minute soap operas that were broadcast in the 40's and early 50's.