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ZaLtha and Patrick: Ann Arborites
Provide Special Memories

When you spend four years at
the University of Michigan,
chances are you'll meet a few
people. Chances are you'll meet
some very intriguing people with
interests that vary greatly, whose
'i.~ Wi"backgrounds are extremely
diverse, and who have interesting
. stories to tell.
Years from now, recalling the
people I've met will be much
.MIKEeasier than remembering any class
M'eIakn any place 've visited,
111kb or any game I've watched.
Ann Arbor is a clever mix of
individuals with their own viewpoints, their own subtle
touches on the walk of life.
And when I look back, I'll remember people like Zatha
Burns and Patrick Hayes. I know Zatha would despise being
mentioned in the same sentence with Patrick, but they are
just two of the people who will allow me to leave Ann Arbor
with a few memories.
Most people know Zatha as the woman who usually
dresses in red and probes the UGLi on weekday nights in
search of bottles and cans. A few years ago, after I greeted her
a couple times, we began to talk frequently and she would
stop by each time she made her rounds.
Many people may recognize Zatha, but few know that
much about her. She is not homeless. She is not in need of
money. Rather, she finds time to collect bottles to raise
money for her church and for other philanthropic activities.
In the past, she has sent a child to camp, helped the
rainforests, given money to the Eber White Elementary

School, and helped fly a young person to be with her father
as he underwent open heart surgery.
An extremely bright woman, Zatha once headed the
medical records department at the Veterans' Hospital. She
had saved enough money to retire about five years ago and
began to put in hours of community service.
In addition to searching for returnables, Zatha spends her
time volunteering at the Hands-On Museum, playing the
piano at church, teaching Sunday school, and tutoring
elementary students.
You see, Zatha fully believes in helping others. "I just
want to reach out to others," she says. "I can't help
everybody, but if I can help one child, then I'm making a
difference. Maybe more will see me and by using my
example, they will help, too."
She hates being linked to homeless people who also
collect bottles around town. "You know, they don't use it on
food," she says. "They just spend their money on tobacco
and alcohol. Like Patrick, you said he slept in your garage.
He could have had an apartment."
Which brings us to Patrick. Sure, he probably should have
lived in an apartment. With the money he collected in cans
and the veterans disability check he periodically received,
Patrick Hayes probably could have afforded to live in a small
pad.
Now, word on the street has it he lives in jail.
If you remember the man with salt-and-pepper hair,
usually wearing a Chi Phi Greek Week shirt, who walked
about pointing and usually yelping "Kibbles and Bits,"
"SHHH," "Celtics," or "Lakers," then you know Patrick. At
one point last year, he took up residence in my garage, and
after learning that my roommates and I didn't really care, he
became a little less secretive.

He'd tell us stories abc
with the Cardinal of Detr<
caddied for boxing great J
and reminisce. Every mor
grocery cart go rambling b
a few off-the-cuff remarks
There were the barber
for his friends, complete'v
got a hold of this) and radi
Corner threw out day-old
the grill by five - with to
And I'll remember the
visit. After nine, Patrick %
with no electricity. A bott
The bottle has always
probably contributed to tI
Services, he has'spent hat
told me he'd pray for me1
I had the next day. Then
the next day on a obstruct
said that cancer filled his1
worried him. 'That guy c
judge. And he began to cr
Now, I don't know wh
that I was talking to a dru
life in years. Yet, here he
sofa, in a rotting garage, w
the middle of the night.
"Pray for me, man, lik,
I did. And that time, I
However, the hook, line
proved too much for him
There are real feeling<
trials. Sometimes people
overlooked, accepted asp
midwest college town.
Maybe you never had
Patrick. But maybe you k
individuals. They may be
special, and they have sor
I know these two haye

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