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Pat Shingleton: "Violets"

10 months ago Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:58:05 PM CDT May 10, 2014 Saturday, May 10 2014 May 10, 2014 in Pat Shingleton Column

"This is the house where I was born, where my father died, where I will be." Her oldest, Denis, was born in the Spring, Mike in the Summer, Patrick and Kevin in Winter, Maureen and Mark in the Fall. She refers to a snowstorm or thunderstorm, by saying, "It's getting bad out there." Summertime chores were a valuable discipline followed by sports-related activities or swimming. Leaves were raked and piled on the garden. The snowy winters found us clad in snow-pants, boots, hoods, gloves, and home-made stocking hats; we could hardly move. I escorted Sue Welsh to our school prom as she requested violets for her corsage. Mom and her friend, Loraine Blinn, picked hundreds of them and took them to the florist where Sue's corsage was constructed.

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