Scribblings about my origins from over a decade ago, as an exchange between Patrick and myself. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
This is a bookmark. The front had a love poem in Spanish by Argentinian poet Mechi Alvarellos, followed by Patrick’s translation. On the back was a note that read: “JP — I thought you should be the one to throw these away. I have many letters from 1960’s on — you want them?” As you (more)
E-mail from Patrick on 18 June 2012. I’m taking a charter flight to Pisa and a train to Florence tomorrow, back on 24 june, the day of Jan Juan. I will have my mobile phone. Mostly I’m moved to make the trip because a neighbor just died and his son had a wake, then another (more)
In my unpublished autobiography I wrote about my two years in the Thornwell Orphanage, when I was six and seven years old. In 2001 Patrick wrote this response. Special thanks to Lee Liming for reminding me of this letter. Dear John: Bravely done. It’s probably as difficult a subject for you as for me. There (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)
A letter from Patrick in 1983 in which he shares jukebox memories triggered by JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
I found this letter from Patrick in a box of stuff I’ve been schlepping around for 31 years, a letter he wrote back in January of 1981 when I still lived in Phoenix. It had been five years since I’d seen him, but we did correspond occasionally by post. JPI’m the son of Patrick of (more)
Here’s a letter from Patrick to JP dated 25 March 1980, but not actually sent until 3 November 1980. PatrickPatrick Meadows 1934 – 2017. patrick-meadows.com
Another letter recently found along with a stack of others. I’ll continue to scan and publish them as time allows. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here’s a letter from Patrick, dated Christmas 1977 (40 years ago today), in which he describes a novel that didn’t sell and progress on another. He also declared that he loved the new space western Star Wars, which I didn’t appreciate (and still don’t, except for the technical prettiness). PatrickPatrick Meadows 1934 – 2017. patrick-meadows.com