HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADDDIE!
How well “We Remember” the day you were born and since then all of the fun times that we all had together!
You and Mike were the first two grandkids and you were always special. Pat and I loved and were very proud of both of you. Later, we also loved Sami, Patrick and Ryan every bit as much and were equally proud of them. We couldn’t have five better grandchildren if we had planned it.
However, Pat did have one problem with you two – Mike & Maddie. She insisted that she was too young to be a grandmother and didn’t want to be called Grandma, Grandmother or any of the usual monikers. Instead she insisted that you guys and later the other grandkids simply call her “Pat”.
Hence we became known as “Pa and Pat”.
Too bad the term
wasn’t around in the 1980s because
it described Pat to a tee!
August 30, 2016
Based on the joint recollections of Pat & Frank Fleming
Recorded by Frank Fleming and published