Patricia Ann Edwards
Biography:  (See Volume 4 Issue 2 - "Reflections")

Pat Edwards is the Managing Editor of Groundwaters magazine and does all of the layout
work and correspondence for the group. She came on board with the magazine in early
2007, shortly after Judy interviewed and wrote a profile on her and her husband for the
August 2006 issue.
  Pat and her husband, Jim Edwards, have lived in the Lorane/Crow area since 1966, and
have owned the Lorane Family Store since 1977. They raised their four kids, Gloria, Rob,
Michele and Kelly, on a farm a mile north of Gillespie Corners. Pat, Nancy O'Hearn and
Marna Hing researched and Pat wrote
Sawdust and Cider; A History of Lorane, Oregon
and the Siuslaw Valley
in 1987 in conjunction with the Lorane Centennial Celebration. Pat
later compiled a major revision of the book, calling it
From Sawdust and Cider to Wine in
2006. She has also been the publisher and editor of two local newsletters,
Pat's People (4-
H) and
The Lorane Historian.
  Pat ran the Lorane Family Store for the first eight years and then went to work for the
Institute of Neuroscience as an administrative coordinator for the international Zebrafish
Research Group. She retired, after 15 years, in April 2004. She now dedicates her time
and energies to the publication of
Groundwaters magazine.

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Index of Groundwaters contributions

Volume 3 Issue 1
- “A Lifetime Within a Day” (poetry)
Volume 3 Issue 3 - “Life’s Journey” (poetry)
Volume 3 Issue 4 - “The Crows of Crow” and “The Crow(e) Family of Lorane”
(historical/non-fiction); “A Moment of Valor: Veral Crowe – U.S. Marine” (military history/non-
fiction); “Applegate Pioneer Museum, Veneta” (community)
Volume 4 Issue 1 - “Shortie’s Snow Adventure” (photography); “Buzzard Duck” (personal
experience/non-fiction); “Coyote Ridge Dressage: A Link With the Past” (community);
“Building a Marriage (poetry)
Volume 4 Issue 2 - “Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); “What’s On Your Nightstand?” (book
review); “Reflections” (essay)
Volume 4 Issue 3 - “Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); “Scarves of Many Colors: A Tribute
to Tom Page” (profile); “Outlaw Edwards” (photography)
Volume 4 Issue 4 - “Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); “Life’s Ebb and Flow” (essay)
Volume 5 Issue 1 - “Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); “Who Are They? - Herbie Medlin”
(profile); “Winter” (photography); “Searching for Community Roots” (personal
experience/non-fiction); “The Legacy of Jost and Jerusha Petrie” (historical/non-fiction)
Volume 5 Issue 2 - “Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); “June Wyant” (obit); “Who Are
They? - Gary L. Lewis” (profile); “Frances Cooper; Doing Her Share” (profile); “Compiling
and Marketing Historical Research for a Book” (historical/non-fiction); “Refreshment and
Renewal” (feature)
Volume 5 Issue 3 - "Moments of Valor: Lloyd Counts" (feature); "Who Are They? - Jo-
Brew" (profile); "The Wonder of It All... Zebrafish Research: A Clear View of Life's
Beginnings" (non-fiction)
Volume 5 Issue 4 - “Editorial Perspectives” (editorial)
Volume 6 Issue 1 - “Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); "A Journey of Tears" (historical non-
Volume 6 Issue 2 - “Editorial Perspectives” (editorial)
Volume 6 Issue 3 - “Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); "The Sweet Sauce of Labor"
(personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 6 Issue 4 - “Editorial Perspectives” (editorial)
Volume 7 Issue 1 - “Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); "2010 Groundwaters Amateur
Writing Contests" (community)
Volume 7 Issue 2 - “Groundwaters' School Outreach Program" (feature)
Volume 7 Issue 3 - "Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); "The Groundwaters Youth Awards"
Volume 7 Issue 4 - "Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); "A Quiet Joy" (personal
Volume 8 Issue 1 - "Editorial Perspectives” (editorial)
Volume 8 Issue 2 - "Editorial Perspectives” (editorial)
Volume 8 Issue 4 - "Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); "Email Gymnastics - Mama's Hands"
Volume 9 Issue 2 - "Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); "This Old House" (personal
Volume 9 Issue 3 - "Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); "Bingo!" (personal experience/non-
Volume 10 Issue 1 - "Editorial Perspectives” (editorial)
Volume 10 Issue 2 - "Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); "A Chuckle from Hoss" (non-
fiction); "Oregon's Main Street: U.S. Highway 99 "The Stories" (Newly Published)
Volume 10 Issue 4 - "Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); "The Content of Our Lives. A
Special Dedication" and "Always & Forever" (essays)
Volume 11 Issue 1 - "Editorial Perspectives” (editorial); "Newly Published: Building
Oregon's Coast Highway" by Joe Blakely; Kala Cota's contribution to "Chicken Soup for the
Soul: Living with Alzheimer's and other Dementias" edition; "OREGON'S MAIN STREET: U.
S. Highway 99 "The Folk History" by Jo-Brew and Pat Edwards (Book reviews)
Volume 11 Issue 2 - "Where Do We Go From Here?" (editorial)

Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology: "The Quest for Happy Endings" by Pat Edwards
(page 77)
Groundwaters 2016: An Anthology: "Family" (non-fiction/memories) - page 129; "About
This Issue" (editorial) - page 130
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