I live in Duluth, Minnesota, the city of my birth and the city I love. I’ve traveled a lot and lived many other places during a former life as an army wife, but nothing says “home” quite like Duluth. I live in a house that’s more than 100 years old, with my sweet cats, Sam and Penelope; I’ve been divorced for many years, I eat all the wrong stuff and don’t get nearly enough exercise, and I enjoy cooking for friends or simply spending time with them. Though they were designed and developed in Minnesota, I do not trust Post-It Notes.

9 Responses to “About”

  1. Be says:

    My dearest sister, Terrific job! I wish you well on your new adventure. I think you will have a lot ot write about. You are usually the “go to” person when the sisters and neices and nephew need you. Homework (writting of course), invitations, photos, phrases, you name it, you wear that hat. I know you have been looking forward to this for a long time. My wish list for you because of your great memory and journal keeping:
    Saturday lunches (must be going on 25 years for sure), Oneota Street, rummage sale finds and that dreaded word, retirement. I wish you well, I look forward to more blog stuff! Love Be

  2. Susan says:

    I doubt you will have trouble finding material for this blog. Daily life around your way seems to provide you with lots of stories. Eg. I do like the whisk broom in the next post. That is my life also. Besides watches disappearing, public clocks have all but disappeared along with pay phones.

  3. mary-ellen says:

    just read the rest of your blogs.. great stuff

  4. Camila Ramos says:

    I love your blog!

  5. Patt says:

    Thanks, Camila. I love your glasses. (Kidding.) I miss you guys!

  6. Tess says:

    Sweet Patti Cakes, I love this site! so, so, you. It’s just as is if we’ve had a visit, only not as satisfying. Miss you too much, looking at the pic of you and Sam on your porch. Hope we can see you this year. Love….

  7. Kirk says:

    Hi Patt,

    Love your website, did you create it?

    You look great, I love your blogsite.

    Take care,


  8. Patt says:

    Great to hear from you! A friend from work (Josh) set this blog up for me. Left to my own devices, I’d never have gotten it started. It’s a lot of fun. Hope life is treating you well! Stay in touch.

  9. Kirk says:

    I noticed that you like Greg Tiburzi’s music, Alec snowboards with his son Joel.Greg is a talented musician, he’s given me a few of his CD’s, I enjoy his home/folk music. Did you know that Greg is from the Range originally, down-to-earth, down right nice person.Are you looking for work or just going to stay retired?Kirk

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