Captured Moments was written in dribs and drabs, spurts and slumps over the course of many years and many experiences. �It tells the stories of my life as a child growing up in Wisconsin as a member of a large boisterous Catholic family. �It continues on through my school years through college, on to marriage and children.
It speaks of family and friends, heartaches, losses, joys and funny times. �It speaks my life, my experiences, my hopes, my dreams, my challenges.
My prayer is that you will find something meaningful within its covers. �Laugh, cry, feel, reminisce, enjoy this book. �i present it with all the love in my heart.
Patricia O�Brien Parker lives in Auburn, Washington with her husband, Mike, and their children Adam and Sarah. Pat started �stringing words together� when she was three or four years old, asking her Mom to write them down. Pat graduated from the University of Wisconsin � Milwaukee with a B.S. in Social Welfare in 1971. She lives her life with the aid of a wheelchair as she �copes with� cerebral palsy and other health problems. She loves nature, animals, reading, writing, shopping with friends, theatre and her husband�s artwork. She has been published in several venues, including The Matrix, Rock River Anthology, The LaSalle News Tribune�s Poets� Corner and Eat Your Mind. One poem was chosen for publication in The Poetry Guild�s anthology, Dreams of the Soul in February, l998. Captured Moments is her first compilation of work with experiences drawn from all stages of her life.