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Love Patsy, love her car

When Patsy Love runs into people she knows, they don’t ask about her.

They ask about her car.

Patsy drives a 1987 Chevrolet Caprice Estate Wagon. Almost 18 feet long and over 6 feet wide, it’s about half the size of Echo Summit, the wooden boat that brought Patsy and her late husband Hal to La Conner in the 1990s.

For a decade, they lived part-time on their boat in the north marina. “The marina was its own neighborhood,” remembers Patsy. “Families lived aboard with kids and one baby came straight to the marina from the hospital. He had every water toy known in those days.”

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