Born in Chicago and raised in Woodbury, New Jersey, just across the state line from Philadelphia, Patti's mother, Beverly, was a jazz singer cum waitress. Her father, Grant, worked at the Honeywell plant; she was the oldest of four siblings: her sisters Linda and Kimberly (the latter plays mandolin on Gone Again's "Ravens,"), and brother Todd. Unable to find her place in high school society, she took refuge in the images of Rimbaud,
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effort, she could refrain from making wisecracks; thought it is risky to assume that an occasion for paying homage to her would be among them, we do well to take that chance. Mrs. Parker had, after all, when she chose to display them, perfect manners. She would be eager to conceal from us, for our sakes, how much readier she was to accept abuse than praise. Greatly daring, we salute her. For here she is.