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.
Churches with diverse memberships are featured: Mt. Zion Church was formed in 1856 in St. Paul by the Jewish community. The Pilgrim Baptist Church also achieved new membership, consisting of freed slaves. Also in this show: Letters of inquiry were written to locate women who had served in the military in Roseau county. After much searching, 150 women were located. In March 2010, a luncheon in their honor was given at the Roseau City Center.
Mike Forbes is a Bemidji area writer. He’s been published in Fire Ring, The Talking Stick, The Poet’s Touch Stone, Voices For the Land, among other journals. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.