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.
Built in 1908 by Chester Congdon, the Glensheen Mansion is a lovely estate located on the shore of Lake Superior. Congdon earned his fortune through mining investments at the turn of the century, and his daughter Elizabeth was the last of his seven children to inhabit the estate. On the night of June 28, 1977, she and her nurse Velma Pietila were murdered. Among the suspects were Elizabeth’s adopted daughter Marjorie Caldwell, and Marjorie’s husband Roger Caldwell. Marjorie was eventually acquitted of the crime, and while Roger Caldwell confessed to the murders, he later professed innocence. Marjorie lives in Arizona where she served prison time for arson. The Glensheen murders remain a mystery, and today the property is owned by the University of Minnesota. KFAI producer Allison Herrera has more about this Duluth mansion.
Loves being with her friends.