Pat is enjoying his retirement. He is shown in the photo above recently hiking on Mt. Spokane, just a short drive from his home. He's not doing much writing these days, but he still gets a lot of mail from his faithful readers. He uses his column this month to answer a few of their most common questions.
Bun and Gus are hustling around trying to get ready for winter, which usually hits Spokane hard and fast anytime after mid-October. I hope Bun takes some time off from her winter preparations to make Dad and me some Pumpkin Pie Bars (recipe in Bun's Blog). We enjoy them with tea as we watch Bun dash around.
McManus Store is winding down for our closing the end of December. We have sold out of Horse in My Garage, but we still have hardcover covers of Circles in the Snow and Tamarack Murders. We post other odds and ends when we find them, but they go fast so if you see something--grab it! Of course, we always have our favorite Rancid hats!