Patricks Corner Sean Patrick

ISBN: 9780882898780

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Patricks Corner  by  Sean Patrick

Patricks Corner by Sean Patrick
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Peter Principle, but heres a new one: Patricks Law. Patricks Law, which deserves at least equal space in the index of life, states that in large families, the youngest gets the shortest end of the stick. The youngest has certain traits that canMorePeter Principle, but heres a new one: Patricks Law. Patricks Law, which deserves at least equal space in the index of life, states that in large families, the youngest gets the shortest end of the stick.

The youngest has certain traits that can last to adulthood: His clothing will mark him and his position in the family strata. His socks will droop because of a lack of elasticity brought on by age and the larger ankles of his brothers.

The youngest will generally never hold an original opinion for fear of being informed he is a klutz by at least one of his brothers. He will always be referred to as So-and-Sos little brother and will NEVER (a) get the Sunday funnies first, (b) go anywhere without telling at least two persons where he is going, or (c) be able to read a comic while seated on the familys only commode. Patricks Corner is a collection of stories about growing up after World War II in a world where family life, neighborhood interdependence, and nurturing environments were the norm.

The author describes how one familys steadfast devotion to each other and their foundation of moral values helped them surmount the challenges of poverty. Told with the sensitivity of the baby of the family, this nostalgic reminiscence is full of warmth, love, growing pains, and the struggles for survival. The author writes about his comin up as the youngest of six sons in an Irish Catholic family headed by a widowed mother. Like most brothers, the Patrick boys fought, but more often they were friends who talked, laughed, and shared their growing pains with each other.

Even if you have never had to wear hand-me-down clothes or been referred to as So-and-Sos little brother or sister, these stories are sure to touch your heart. Sean Patrick, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he teaches creative writing at Fayetteville Technical Community College.

He has operated two teen group homes, served as an administrator of a religious education program at his church, and, along with his wife, has given lectures on parenting skills. He has written for Catholic Digest and has also been published in The Liguorian.



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