Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Birthday from Flint Expatriates

It's time to wish Pat Young — our most loyal reader and contributor — a happy birthday. She was born at Hurley Hospital in 1930. She stays in great shape by restraining her highly trained attack dog, Rob Roy, and writing about old Flint, the Sill Building, and etiquette lessons. Happy birthday, Mom!


  1. Helen is my best "mom-in-law" and civic fighter for justice!

  2. Happy, happy Mom Young. Tell us kiddies another bedtime story about New York City and be-bop. Please, pretty please!

  3. Happy Birthday Mom! Thanks for Gordon, the gift that keeps on giving!!

  4. I need that dog for protection in Flint!

    Happy Birthday, Pat!

  5. Happy Birthday Mom !!!
    Another year younger.

    God Bless you.

  6. HB and keep on reading Utne. LOL


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