Mudcat Café message #3983182 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165850   Message #3983182
Posted By: GUEST
19-Mar-19 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Caroline Paton (1932-2019)
Subject: RE: Obit: Caroline Paton-18 March 2019
I have already put this message on the Mudcat Facebook page.
I first met Caroline and Sandy at the very first Mudact gathering which was organised by AnnaP in Seabright New Jersey. There were people meeting for the first time including Max, Bert, Dick Greenhause, Susan DT, Allan Clark and many more including Sandy & Caroline Paton and Caroline was telling me how her son David was born in London on the National Health system whilst they were playing there. Next we met up at the home of BBC in NY State as I was due to leave in a few days and the Patons came to "See me off" On my next trip over the pond I met up with them again at Old Songs where Folk Legacy had a record sales stand which doubled as a Mudcat meeting point Sandy and Caroline were hosting the first concert that night and they got me to sing the first song as their English friend. As the years went on I visited them a few more times and Caroline, although almost blind, always recognised my voice. I recall the time I spent at their amazing home on Sharon Mountain, I think it was called that, To travel around the house you had to negotiate a maze of piles of books and the Big room or barn was just unbelievable.                                                                                          These are just my memories of meeting a remarkable couple who I was honoured to call my friends. Caroline was a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice. Rest in Peace Caroline