Create a montage of those events that most often recur in memory. Mari got a a job teaching elementary art in Centereach. We found a cottage in Lake Ronkokoma to rent. Since she was teaching under the name on her teaching certificate, we lived under that name – last name Irvin. Her sister Nancy and (more)
The Reverend Dr. Huber was well-loved by the university students who made up most of his congregation. He was, as a Presbyterian, more intellectually inclined than his counterpart in the Baptist church, more liberal than the Methodist. He was the dynamo powering the Tuesday Coffee Hour, where you might hear a professor read from Finnegan’s (more)
I realize that this web site reflects on my dad’s life and his many accomplishments. Patrick was a prolific writer, avid reader, skilled musician, witty raconteur, good friend, and active in pursuit of the arts. He was especially joyful about his relationship with Stephanie which he considered the best thing that ever happened to him. (more)
My father is referenced in the very first line, and Lois is mentioned later. I think this is one of Fred’s poems, but I’m not sure. The penmanship in the note matches a 1971 letter of his to a reasonable degree (the L and W in particular) and he references Bob, so I think my (more)
Today is my mom Donna’s birthday. Here’s a picture of her with Patrick when they were very young. You can click on the image to see a larger version of this photo. 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.
One of several conversations recorded our first full night together during my 2017 visit with Patrick. In this one he talked a bit more about teaching in Florida and the birth of the eldest girl. Patrick: As I recall… let’s see. I was teaching in, where is it? Not Vero Beach, but the next one (more)
Here’s the transcription of a conversation with Patrick about my mom and some other family members, recorded on 18 March 2017 in a very noisy restaurant. If there’s interest, I’ll convert the audio file to YouTube so you can hear it. Patrick: One of the stories I haven’t really worked on, but I’ve got the title: (more)
Transcription of a conversation with Patrick on 2 October 2014 during the drive to the 2014 Prescott Rally, talking about how he managed to get into college and how he met my mom Donna. JP: You were talking about Florida State. Patrick: I had no idea I was going to go to college. Never occurred (more)
A conversation with my bio-mom Donna and sister Heather about how “Jennifer” became “Erin.” JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
While tidying up some old files, I stumbled upon these notes from 2 Nov 2012 which describe a nice (but brief) visit with Patrick. I am on my way now to Jean, Nevada for the Seed 9 Rally. I had a nice but very short visit with Patrick. Here is a quick summary of what (more)
Here’s a transcription of a conversation between Patrick and JP on 16 Nov 2011 at a restaurant. The audio file is too large to post on this site. If there’s interest I’ll see about adding it to YouTube. JD: Well Donna was seventeen, right? I think, she went to school … PM: When was she (more)
Here are some people pictures from April of ‘3. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here are some pictures from late April of ‘3 of the Deia house known as Davall Es Penyal (“House beneath the rock”) that Stephanie and Patrick bought and made into a beautiful home for many years. Thanks, Lee, for the suggestion to share these photos. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here’s the first of many letters I referenced in the New Year’s Eve 2018 post. I feel badly for my mom. She really, really had it rough her whole life. I believe if you click on the images you will be able to see a larger version of each. JPI’m the son of Patrick of (more)