Pat stood pat. Now 98 years old, Gerald “Pat” Patterson was deployed to a tiny coastal community in Oregon during World War II. He never left.
His story—not the usual World War II tale—is shared on pages 10-11 of this issue.
Not to give too much away, but you will discover self-sacrifice and service to country and community can happen in the most unlikely of places and with plenty of fish and other tales to tell—including an enemy sub and depth charges.
Pat discovered if you create a rich-enough legacy, a grateful town of 800 just may designate a day in your honor despite your Greatest Generation preference not to be the story.
Five Qs for the Home Inspector
Thinking about buying a home? Our in-house energy expert, Miranda Boutelle of Efficiency Services Group—part of the Pioneer Utility Resources family—shares key questions to ask a home inspector to determine whether the home you want to buy is efficient or an energy drain.
For any buyer, information is power.
Miranda’s energy-savings column can be found at www.ruralite.com/category/energy/cut-your-utility-bills.
Ready, Aim, Dazzle Us
Next month, look for details in this space about our annual calendar photo contest. The winning images that feature scenes from all around the West will appear in Ruralite’s 2023 calendar.