Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Alice recalls the importance of helping keep her mother’s pride and integrity intact, even as her health declined.
John Ireland was born in Ireland and immigrated to Minnesota in 1852. He was ordained a priest and was responsible for building many Catholic schools in Minnesota, including The University of St. Thomas and St. Thomas Academy. Also in the show: Itasca State Park was created in 1891. At the time, rampant logging was stopped in the area. The Civilian Conservation Corps built structures and spruced up the park. Itasca is enjoyed by thousands of tourists each year.