|Published:||Sep 02, 2010 11:43 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 02, 2010 8:42 PM EDT|
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A local man will appear on the A & E show, "Hoarders" next week. With his huge collection of antiques, you might mistake his home for a museum.
Sir Patrick is a man of many titles. "I'm Sir Colonel Dr. Patrick Donovan Flannagan O'Shannahan, which is redundant for a leprechaun," he said.
He's also a man of many possessions. Once a young orphan, he had no friends, and learned everything from books. Patrick couldn't have children, so he adopted a little girl as his own, buying her dolls until she passed away. "I kept all the dolls I bought her and kept collecting. That's it in a nutshell... no pun intended!" Patrick said.
But when the dolls filled up his home, his friend called the reality show "Hoarders."
"Nobody would visit me. They'd visit, look around, but they couldn't sit," Patrick said. "My sink was always covered, it was busy! There wasn't one inch of room except in the ceiling, and most of those had umbrellas and lamps and things."
Through the show, thousands of items were thrown out, donated, and auctioned. While it cleared a few seats on Patrick's couches, it's an experience he wishes he could take back."Tragic," Patrick said. "Very hard. I listened to others rather than myself and I lost, but so be it."
Still, this feisty Irishman says he'll always be king of his castle. "I am King Arthur, the White Knight and eternal Peter Pan. I'm not old enough to be grown up!" Patrick said.
Sir Patrick's episode of Hoarders premieres Monday at 10 p.m. on A&E.
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