Of the various awards I’ve earned over the years, the badges of honor that mean the most to me now are the titles “Granddaddy” and “Uncle JP.” As I write this I’m in Florida in that latter role while Abby deals with the sudden and unexpected loss of Rui, my niece’s new dad. I’m here (more)
In late June 2017, Abby, Julie and Rui visited California. In addition to the usual fun-for-kids stuff like Disneyland, horseback riding (three times, including once up to the Hollywood sign), going to the beach, and checking out the stars on Hollywood Blvd, we were able to visit with Julie’s brother, explore San Francisco, and go (more)
“Granddads are very special and loved” wrote Julie when she sent me this picture of Abby and Patrick together. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here are some family pictures from happier times. A few of these may have been posted elsewhere on the site. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.