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Patrick D. Smith

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in D'Lo, Mississippi, The United States
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Patrick Smith is a 1999 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, the highest and most prestigious cultural honor that can be bestowed upon an individual by the State of Florida.
In May 2002 Smith was the recipient of the Florida Historical Societys Fay Schweim Award as the Greatest Living Floridian. The one-time-only award was established to honor the one individual who has contributed the most to Florida in recent history. Smith was cited for the impact his novels have made on Floridians, both natives and newcomers to the state, and for the worldwide acclaim he has received.

Smith has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize, in 1973 for Forever Island, which was a 1974 selection of the Readers Digest Condensed Book Club and
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Although Thanksgiving is supposed to be about giving thanks for all of our blessings, to many people that takes a back seat to the gorging most of us do. Food, football, and naps highlight the day.


Im not saying thats a bad way to celebrate our bounty with family and friends, thats not going to be the theme of my holiday this year.


I plan a simple day and I intend to focus on those things of whic...

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“All I'm trying to tell you is to be strong. Don't ever let nothing get you down. Don't be afraid or ashamed to love, or to grieve when the thing you love is gone. Just don't let it throw you, no matter how much it hurts.”
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“Perhaps animals are smarter than men, he thought, taking only what they need to live today leaving something for tomorrow.”
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