Patrice A. Broome
Biography:   Volume 4 Issue 3 - "Roads Taken: A Personal Journey"

Pat Broome is an independent scholar, historian and observer of humanity. This
transplanted Texan lives with her husband Dennis, her son Jonathan and two canine
companions, Nelson and Dax, in Veneta, Oregon
(Fall 2004)

"I am still an independent scholar and observer of humanity. I have been doing volunteer
cataloging twice a week at the Fern Ridge Library on a regular basis for the past year and
a half. I was the recipient of the 2003 Volunteer of the Year Award for the library. I have
also had a new recruit to my canine crew. I adopted another Beagle last year. Gorak (aka
“The Instigator”) joins Dax (aka “The Slug”) and senior ranking Cocker Spaniel (Vice Admiral
Nelson, RN Retired)."
(Spring 2006)

Pat is a much-valued Contributing Editor for Groundwaters. She was the first of the current
staff members to contribute a story to the magazine. It appeared in the very first issue and
was titled “Revolt in a Nunnery.” Pat is our main proofreader and catches many of our typos
and other errors before we go to print. Pat is currently the board chairperson for the Fern
Ridge Library Board and is a well-respected colleague.
She finished a one-year certification program in Health Records Technology with a 4.0 GPA
at Lane Community College in June 2010.  She’s now a member of the American Academy
of Professional Coders and is currently enrolled in an on-line Medical Coding course in
preparation for taking her National Certification Examination for Medical Coding on
December 10, 2010.
(November 2010)

Website address:  none

Index of Groundwaters contribution

Volume 1 Issue 1 - “Revolt in a Nunnery” (history/non-fiction)
Volume 1 Issue 2 - “Little Brown Bottle” (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 2 Issue 2 - “Sisters and Strangers” (history/essay)
Volume 2 Issue 3 - “Bait and Switch” (book review); “The Pilgrimage of Mary Kingsley”
Volume 2 Issue 4 - “Seeing in Spanish” (essay)
Volume 3 Issue 1 - “The Inner World of Charlotte Bronte” (biography/non-fiction); “Their
Sacred Honor” (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 3 Issue 2 - “The Whole Wide World” (movie review)
Volume 3 Issue 4 - “Showtime” (personal experience/non-fiction); “Dax’s Opinion of the
World” (photography)
Volume 4 Issue 1 - “Marek’s Stable” (fiction)
Volume 4 Issue 2 - “Flying in America” (personal experience/non-fiction); “Hashomer”
Volume 4 Issue 3 - “What’s On Your Nightstand?” (feature); “According to Dax Broome,
‘Beagles Rule!” (photography); “Roads Taken: A Personal Journey” (personal
Volume 4 Issue 4 - “Welcome to Potemkinville” and “Four Seasons of Color” (essay)
Volume 5 Issue 3 - "A Clear Day in January" (non-fiction); "Jen's Wonderful  News" (profile)
Volume 6 Issue 1 - "First Contact: A Journey Across Cultures" (non-fiction/history)
Volume 6 Issue 2 - "The Broadway Events Center" (announcement)
Volume 6 Issue 3 - "The Gorgeous Hussy" (eulogy)
Volume 7 Issue 1 - "A Circle of Friends" (community)
Volume 8 Issue 1 - "Seeing in Spanish" and "Ten Years Later" (essay)
Volume 8 Issue 3 - "Poteet Canyon Lives!" (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 10 Issue 2 - "The Day Before" (essay)
Volume 11 Issue 2 - "A Farewell to the
Groundwaters' Community"

Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology - "Groundwaters' Own Pat Broome at the Age of 10"
(photo gallery) - page76
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