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.
Casiana Siegle was adopted by an American family at fourteen months from the country of Kazakhstan. She’s now thirteen years old and living in Duluth. She loves horseback riding, playing the flute, and drawing. She hopes to be a successful artist someday. The Beat is daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.