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Patty Chase

Patty doesn't want to be abandoned again, ever, by anyone. She has abandonment issues stemming from the fact that her parents gave her up for adoption. She's afraid and a little resentful that her oldest daughter, Angela, is abandoning her in that Angela is pulling away from her mother, though Patty understands that it is a necessary part of adolescence. Patty is also afraid that her husband, Graham might abandon her by having an affair.
Patty was adopted by Vivian and Chuck Wood. She tried to find her natural parents once, but was unsuccessful. She has children of her own, Angela and Danielle, with her husband Graham. She is best friends with Camille Cherski. She and Camille and Graham went to highschool together, but Patty didn't know Graham then. She was Queen of her class, a popular pretty girl who hung out with all the right people. The prom was postponed when she had her appendix out. In college, she had a roommate who died of a drug overdose. Before Graham, she was involved with bad boy hog-riding man named Tony Poole.
Patty currently runs Wood and Jones printing, which she took over after Chuck took ill.


(on Angela's new hair color): "We'll always be able to spot you in a crowd."

"I find Rickie a little confusing."

Patty: "I guess she means a lot to you, huh?"
Rayanne: "I guess that's like the one thing you and I have in common. Thanks for the ride, Mrs Chase."
Patty: "Rayanne? Apparently you and I are in the same korass? Call me Patty."
Rayanne: "Patty? Thanks... for, like, my life."

Patty: "Yes, and I can't help but recall the time you put her in the dryer."
Angela: "Oh Mom! That was so long ago. I can't believe you're still talking about that...Anyway, she *begged* me to do it."
Patty: "Who'sever idea it was, I don't want to come home and find anyone in an appliance."

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“I cannot bring myself to eat a well-balanced meal in front of my mother.”

Angela Chase, Episode 1: "My So-Called Life (Pilot)"