Another letter from Patrick, this one dated 17 March 1975. Those were desperate times for me, but how much they shaped my future I can’t say.
Patrick sent me this post card in July 1975, trying to reach me in Phoenix. As a result, we reconnected in person after a decade’s absence. I was 19.
That summer trip and the events that followed deserve several chapters in a book I’ll likely never write.
Patrick’s old friend Lee sent me the following newspaper clippings from a newspaper archive source. They announce Patrick’s marriage to Donna, the birth of their first child (me), and the death of Patrick’s mom.
I’m attaching screen shots for the closeups, as well as links to the original PDF files that Lee sent to me.
Thanks, Lee, these are really cool!
P.S. Notice even then that people had a hard time spelling “Dillon”!
A gift from Gretchen:
Here are some family pictures from happier times. A few of these may have been posted elsewhere on the site. Continue reading “Family Photos from Happier Times”