Harry Patton, one of the few surviving founders of Puppeteers
is trying to include Toy Theatre in the extensive program
of activities currently at the retirement residence BROADMEAD
York Rd, Cockeysville MD 21030-1825.
March 13, 2000
Much going on - lost track of puppetry. In hospital for chest pain
one week end - Tests show no big problems but part of getting to 84 (3-7-00).
Used to be 5' 7", now 4' 11". Use cane all the time.
Son Kevin (my youngest) visiting from N. Z. 3-14 thru 3-25. I
now have a big move from G-1 to Stoney Run #305. Same size apt. but
3 floors up, and is attached to main bldgs. Still drive to P.O. &
market & Quaker Meeting. The enclosed [Serenissima
Announcement] came in the mail.
Here is a photo of Harry with a miniature theatre & Velcro puppets
designed by Andrew & Bonnie Periale . . two very talented puppeteers
and Editors of Puppetry International. For more info
on these versatile puppets for elders and children see the [Perry
Alley Home Page]
He has recently sent the above photos to be included in his "paragraph"
along with a discription of his "troups" (the 3 young puppeteers shown
at left -- Rachel & Joshua Stacey & Troy Smith) presentation on
1/25/97 of "Noah's Ark" to a group of seniors at Broadmead. (This is a
retirement community of approximately 400 Quakers). Harry reports
dealing with serious health problems at this time...so suggest you sent
him a card at the above address since he in not on-line personally.
However, he does have a friend that gives him copies of this Page from
time to time. . . so TAKE CARE, HARRY----WE ARE THINKING OF YOU.