Faces Around The Bay: Patricia Taylor

PatriciaTaylor.jpgPatricia Taylor of Richmond, Virginia, was at the Diahann Carroll performance at Hotel Nikko on last Friday, the 13th.  Her son, Dr. Derek D. Taylor, a surgeon in Redwood City, took her to hear Carroll because the two had been childhood friends.  They grew up in N.Y. City and went to school in Manhattan at PS 46 in Elementary and PS 164 after that..
She remembers, “Then Diahann went to a special school and I got married.” Taylor sat in the front row at the performance and only spoke when Carroll asked how old the audience thought she was.  It was Taylor who said, “You’re my age.” Carroll asked, “What is that?”  Taylor answered, “73”. Then Carroll said she would be 73 this year.
Taylor has three children and was out here to see her grandson Tahara Taylor graduate from Bishop O’Dowd.  Her other 5 grandchildren go to Head Royce. The performance of her old friend was a bonus she hadn’t expected.