, Muskogee, OK

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August 27, 2009

Patty Wait home

Her home is a shrine to good memories

Patty Wait’s cozy two bedroom Honor Heights cottage brims with things that please and comfort her. White plantation blinds adjust to let in — or keep out — the perfect amounts of light.

A looming armoire with a full beveled mirror conceals the living room television.

Delicate white Staffordshire China spaniels gather in various spots throughout her house.

Then there are items that bring back memories of friends.

“I lost three close friends in the past year or so,” said Wait, a beautician at Studio III and Spa. “One used to run a thrift shop at Court Street.”

Two friends died from cancer, she said. “Judy Beaver was a friend since we were kids. I met her when I came down here one summer.”

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