Pat Morrell-Donnelly, poet, author, publisher of eight books. Pat has written over seventeen hundred poems. Her second “Poems For Conservatives” book is a sequel or part 2 and is Pat’s eighth book to publish.
Pat was born in Texas, 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 (outhouse) was “out behind the house.”
During World War II Pat’s family moved to California. Pat was fourteen. She immediately found a job in a cake and cookie factory, attending school four hours a day, working four hours a day, Saturdays and summers. Most of Pat’s education came from the “School Of Hard Knocks.”
After graduating high school at age sixteen Pat was able to work full time. There was no money for college. In those days it was understood if one wanted anything monetarily in life you must work for it. There was no welfare or “give away” programs. No “free lunch.”
Pat then worked various jobs such as office work, modeling in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, working fifty one years as a Realtor in the Bay Area near San Francisco.
Starting with nothing but hard work, some knowledge, borrowing on one property to purchase another, Pat was able to acquire twenty eight rentals. In the nineties during a real estate downturn in California she got “up side down” owing more than the properties were worth and lost them all.
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.
Pat writes “Personalized Poetry” about people’s lives. She has had over forty poems read at funeral and memorial services.
Pat has known many different challenges, problems and losses. Through those adversities and difficulties her faith kept her going.