Patti Bender

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Everything you learn allows you to see more. I share information and experiences to make a meaningful difference–in perspective, application, or appreciation.  Emilie Loring’s story made that kind of difference for me, and I hope it will for you, too.

Intensely curious, I earned a B.A. with Phi Beta Kappa honors in English and history at Trinity University, an M.S. in leisure studies at the University of Illinois , and a Ph.D. in human motor control at the University of Southern California.  I have thirty-plus years’ college teaching experience and have also taught at conferences, workshops, recreation centers, and historical societies.  When there is information that matters, reaching outside the classroom just makes sense.

I have two grown children and am married to an engineer (Emilie would approve!). When I’m not researching or writing, you might find me hiking, cycling, kayaking, gardening, or traveling. I collect interesting rocks, sea glass, and all things Emilie.

 

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Write to me at:  contact@pattibender.com

8 thoughts on “Patti Bender

  1. My grandmother started me on Emilie Lorings and they have become a family tradition. Love of these books and characters led my sister and I on an adventure to ‘find’ Emilie — so we headed to MA to see where she lived, was buried, and read local histories about her; fabulous trip! My oldest daughter, Emilie, after my favorite author, said Emilie Loring characters helped shape her morals and choices in life. What a great legacy. So glad others are sharing these gems.

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    1. Wonderful story, Lisa! I wonder how many of us have gone on similar journeys. And you named your daughter Emilie! Please join us on Facebook and consider writing a guest post. I’d love to hear more.

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      1. Hi Patty
        Greetings from Belfast. In retirement I research the 69th Pa Inf of the Civil War. The General in charge of this Regt was Gen Joshua Owen father of the ladies you have the article on. My website is at http://www.69thPa.co.uk if you care to look. I am currently putting some information on the website on Owen . Would you be happy if I use some of your info etc as reference to add to Owens bio? I would of course ack you as source material etc but ONLY if you happy to agree.
        Many thanks and best wishes
        Michael Higgins

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      2. Hi Michael,
        Thanks for writing. I have read some of your site, and I’m happy to contribute to your thorough efforts on the 69th. I have more about the Owen family than appears here. I’ll continue via email…
        All good luck,
        Patti

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  2. Hey Patti! Laura just purchased a set of Emilie’s books from my Etsy site and told me about your blog. My mom will be so excited to hear about it, I’ll have to print out all your posts for her. Mom probably has a complete collection of her books and recently decided to sell some of them. She has a few favorites that she won’t part with, altho at 85 she isn’t reading much anymore. She didn’t tell me about them until I was in my 20s, but we both love them. Along with Mary Stewart and Elizabeth Cadill, Emilie is one of our favorite authors. If you are missing any books in your collection let me know, we might have them! Good luck on your journey, and can’t wait to to read your next post (and eventually the book)!

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    1. Welcome to you and your mom, Denise! I’m so happy when another longtime Emilie reader finds us. Join us on the Facebook page, too, where I post more frequent photographs. Some of us were sharing photos of our collections (books and memorabilia) to put in a gallery here, so if you and your mom want to contribute, that would be great. I will look at my collection and then check your site to see if you have my missing volumes. Finally, please ask your mom to share her remembrances of how she first came to read Emilie Loring books. I would like to write a post about Emilie’s readers and share those stories.

      Thanks for joining us! Chime in often!

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