Pat was born in Texas, and raised during the 1930’s depression era. Her family had little in the way of material things. There was no indoor plumbing, running water, or electricity. The toilet, (“out-house,”) was “out behind the back of the house.”
Pat’s family moved to California when she was fourteen. She immediately found a job working four hours a day, attending school four hours a day.
After graduating High School, at age sixteen, Pat was able to work full time. In those days people understood if they wanted something, monetarily, in life, you went out and worked for it. There was no welfare, no “give away” programs. No “free lunch.”
After working various jobs, such as office work, modeling in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles, Pat worked fifty one years in the real estate profession in Northern California.
Pat holds the unique distinction of being the only member of S.A.C.B.O.R to be honored “Miss Realtor,” in a contest in 1960.
Pat has had articles and poems published in the “RealToro” Magazine, SACAR Realtor Guide, SACBOR TODAY, real estate publications. Over forty poems have been read at Memorial and Funeral Services, and used in Church Bulletins.
Pat has published six books since 2009. “The Climb Up Life’s Mountain,” “Poems For Conservatives,” “My Journey As A Realtor,” “Honoring,” “Poetry Breathes Life Into Bible Characters.” "Poems And Stories About Cats And Dogs, And Various "Critters."
Pat writes “Personalized Poetry,” has written over 1600 poems. Patriotic, political, religious, motivational, inspirational.
She’s had “thank you” responses to her poems from, Queen of England, four U.S. Presidents, and two First Ladies.
Pat has written poems for a Governor, two Senators, three Congressmen, two Georgia Representatives. Plus, businesses, and restaurant chains.
Pat attended Church of Christ, San Leandro, California, forty three years. Later, Vallejo, California. Presently, C of C, Clermont, Georgia.