It’s Christmas 2019. I’m visiting the kids and grandson. Donna is here too, as is Marc, Aaron’s step-dad. I think it has been raining, but I haven’t looked out the window to check. It’s still dark outside. I’m not the only one awake (Max, at 16 months, is an early riser), but I’m the only (more)
Here’s a collection of images from over the years in no particular order. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
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. (more)
A gift from Gretchen: 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.
This is a transcription of a recording from 1 August 2017 titled “The Loss Of My Father In Words,” recently re-discovered in my files. It’s not very interesting, but I’m including it for completeness. It’s curious that I have not recorded much regarding the loss of my father. It is certainly true that I have (more)
A long letter from Patrick to JP dated 24 Oct 1991. He was responding to a letter I’d sent him early that year. He talks about family, music festival planning, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, travel. writing, John’s death, Mary’s death, grandparenting, old age, working with music companies, and learning Finale. (Click on the images to (more)
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. PatrickPatrick Meadows 1934 – 2017. patrick-meadows.com
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. PatrickPatrick Meadows 1934 – 2017. patrick-meadows.com