S: Happy 60th Birthday Pat! LOL (Lots of Love, not Laugh out Loud)
BC: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yolk upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11: 28-30
FC: (Lots of Love, not Laugh out Loud) | Happy 60th Birthday Pat! LOL
1: Pat, Happy 60th Birthday! We all wanted to celebrate with you, but since we can't all be together we thought we'd send you our memories of you over the last 60 years! You're a special person and we all love you very much!
4: Bowler | 60 Ways to Describe Pat | Special | Kind | funny | Caring | Nanny | Sister | Gambler | camper | Loving Daughter | wonderful | FUN | listener | Swimmer | Supportive | Inspirational | Pokeno Queen | blessing | LOL | Wylie | Sixty | Aunt | patient | Mexican Food Lover | Cheerful | Sister-in-law | Stronger than she thinks | GOOFY | Dedicated | Hard Working | Gypsy | Tucker | Little Kitty
5: Mother | hysterical | friend | cook | Christian | Road Warrior | Girl Scout | Wife | Transcriptionist | Game Player | Giving | helpful | Loving | Roller Skating | devoted | Happy | Mildred | Wisconsin | Patty | caregiver | Jeapordy | Wheel Watcher | Moo Moo's | Lima Bean Lover | Loyal | Key Board Annihilator | Big Kitty
8: Pat, I wanted to wish you a very happy 60th birthday and let you know that over the years the support and love that you have given to me through my struggles meant so much to me. Through the charging of me down the Perfater's hallway in Baltimore and the rattle filled ride through the mountains (Mark's shortcut!). :) You were there for me and always have been there for all of us. There is a special place in heaven for you, I know that. So, enjoy this birthday and many many more. As Lue always likes to say, "Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you!". Love you, Bill
9: Pat, Your kindness and caring are unsurpassed; your sense of humor and Chicken N Dumplings....Legendary!! Thank you for being a wonderful Sister-n-law and the best friend. Wishing you a year of discovery, fulfillment and happiness! Happy 60th and many more to come! Much Love, Carol
10: Pat, We have shared so many great memories throughout the years! You are a wonderful sister, sister in law and aunt. You are a very special part of our family. Wishing you a happy 60th birthday and looking forward to many more great times. We love you! The Crannys
11: Pat is a great cooking consultant. If you need to know how to boil a chicken, make a relish tray or directions to whip up a pitcher of ice tea then she's your woman! | Who knew a back scratcher could double as a "cat tamer"? Those Crazy Cats! Enough Said! | Did Pat spill on her shirt again!?
14: Christmas 1972 Pat moved to Dallas that summer and as we were getting ready to go home to Evansville for Christmas, she was all flustered because she didn't know what she was getting for Christmas. She said she had always snooped around and even unwrapped hidden gifts, but for this year, for the first time, she had no clue. | 50th Birthday trip to NYC with good friend surprises!
15: "If everyone in the world were like Pat, what a wonderful world it would be!" - Deb Greening | When the 4 Big Girls were little Pat was known as "the Gum Lady" and always had some in her purse for them.
17: Happy Birthday to the most amazing Mama/Nanny any daughter and grandkids could ask for. You are the most unselfish person and are always willing to give. We love you SOOO much!! Angie, Jason, Maddie & Austin | Nanny
18: Pat, You know we love you and enjoy all the time we get to spend with you! You're like a second mom to me and I appreciate all your love and support over the years! Happy 60th! Many more to come!! Love Always! The McConnell Family
19: Pat, So many memories it is hard to pick just one. What I will say is that all of them combined make for one wonderful time. Your role in my life as a sister, a friend, confident and inspiration are irreplaceable. Your capacity to show love and support to family and friends seems never ending. I wish you the happiest birthday with many, many more to come. Much Love - Sherri | "What do you want? Some Chardoney?" | The Pat version of Arsenio Hall "HOO! HOO!"
20: A squirrel stuck in Pat's screen door when Butch was out hunting for squirrels (quick, call animal control!) | "I remember Pat as being kind hearted and special - those are the first things that come to mind" - Mark Smalley
21: Pat coming down the water slide with the Foster girls backwards and skimming across the water with her suit skirt flying up! | I remember Pat and Butch coming to visit me at Southern Illinois University. I enjoyed showing family around that part of the country.
22: Three Words: Chicken and Dumplings Three More Words: Beans and Rice Say No More.
23: Christmas 2004 Remember Pat calling to say how sorry she was that they couldn't make it at Christmas only to find out they were making the call from the driveway! | We have always been so impressed with your unending devotion, compassion and support for Butch. There is a great lesson there for all of us: service above self is a wonderful thing. | John recalls a time when he was in college taking a typing course. Pat and John had a "type off" in which she narrowly defeated John and claimed the fastest typer in the family!
24: Pat, You have always been a constant in my life. You have given me so much support and encouragement and love throughout the years. You are such a beautiful person - inside and out. I am extremely blessed to have you in my life. Now, as I embark on my role as Aunt, I have such an amazing example of what that means because of you. Thank you for always being there, no matter how far the actual distance. I look forward to many, many more years of talking and laughing and hugging! I love you! Karen
26: It was easy to come up with how much love and joy you bring to our whole family.
27: You are an amazing person and special to each and every one of us and you always have been.