I came across this letter from Little Grandmother (Patrick’s mom) while going through some really old boxes of papers. I think it was circa 1991 or ’92 based on the dates of the documents around it. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
This long letter from 1991 embodies Patrick’s nature. It contains a blend of narratives that summarize his frenetic lifestyle, travel, procrastination regarding family, whirling ideas, exploration into new areas (like Finale, then a new computer program for music), and observations on life and death. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
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 is a collection of letters from Little Grandmother (Patrick’s mom) to Patrick. She had lovely handwriting. I’m not sure when he scanned these, but they were obviously important (or at least interesting) to him. NOTE: These letters are attached as a PDF file (11 pages), almost 48 MB in size, so you may choose (more)
Here’s part of a letter from Stephanie to Sissy (Stephanie’s Aunt Lillian) dated 42 years ago today, describing the love that she and Patrick share. Click on the image to enlarge it so you can read it more easily. Stephaniewww.patrick-meadows.com