Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, Big Mama!

It's time to wish Pat Young — our most loyal reader and contributor — a happy birthday. She was born at Hurley Hospital in 1930 and graduated from Flint Central in 1947. 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. Atta Gurl!! You did right by Gordon. He's much better than everybody says...

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Two great photos -- and my word, that husband looks exactly like Gordie! Happy Birthday, mom of Gordon!


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