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.
Charmaine Donovan makes her living as a Chemical Dependency Counselor in the Brainerd area. She’s a member of numerous regional and national writers groups. Her writing has appeared in many publications. For The Beat she read a series of poems from her award winning book “Tumbled Dry.” The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.