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)
I admire Patrick greatly, just as I admired John, my grandfather who adopted me. Each of my two fathers had special qualities that I value, and each loved me in their own way. Patrick, however, was mostly absent from my life, and from the lives of my sisters, which worried John immensely. In contrast, John (more)
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.
A conversation with my bio-mom Donna and sister Heather about how “Jennifer” became “Erin.” JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
A two-page letter from me to Patrick written in June 1982 shortly after I moved to California. These are scanned so it might be easier to click on the images to get a larger view. 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)
This letter is happier than its predecessor. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here’s a letter that my dad John wrote to my dad Patrick, in which he describes his hope that Patrick can regain custody of Jennifer and Gretchen. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.