To Thread - Forum Home

The Mudcat Café TM
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=165907
12 messages

Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12

28 Mar 19 - 04:24 PM (#3984952)
Subject: Memorial Gathering--Caroline Paton
From: bbc

Friends, a public memorial gathering for Caroline Paton is scheduled for Sunday, May 12, 2019 (Mother's Day) from 2-6 pm at the Silver Lake Conference Center on 223 Low Road in Sharon, CT, USA. It is hosted by three of her granddaughters & her sister Linda Swenson. Please check Caroline or Linnea's Facebook pages or contact Linnea at lpalmerpaton@gmail.com for more information.

bbc


23 Apr 19 - 04:18 PM (#3988768)
Subject: RE: Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12
From: Joe Offer

refresh


02 May 19 - 05:28 PM (#3990428)
Subject: RE: Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12
From: GUEST,Sheila Ewall Kew Gardens Queens New York

Learned on the computer about Caroline Paton's death on March 18, 2019. I am vwey sorry and saddened to learn of her passing. I want to convey my condolences and express my heartfelt sympathy to her children, grandchildren, great granddaughter,Adeline, her sister, Linda Swenson-Swartz, brothers and rest of family. Let's hope for better things now and in the future years to come. Sheila Ewall Kew Gardens Queens, New York


03 May 19 - 01:55 AM (#3990471)
Subject: RE: Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12
From: bbc

Refresh


07 May 19 - 05:42 PM (#3991345)
Subject: RE: Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12
From: GUEST,Siochain

Sharing for Linnea:

Please join us in remembering and celebrating the life of Caroline Paton, co-founder of Folk-Legacy Records, next weekend at Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon, CT.

All are welcome to attend. Please bring a potluck dish to share if you are able.

Donations for the memorial expenses are also gratefully accepted. Instructions included on the evite link.

RSVP's on the evite are appreciated: Evite

The service will go from 2PM-3PM followed by a reception until 4 and a song circle from 4-7PM.


09 May 19 - 12:21 PM (#3991540)
Subject: RE: Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12
From: bbc

This Sunday afternoon. Not too late to decide to join us, to honor Caroline!

bbc


12 May 19 - 11:18 PM (#3992030)
Subject: RE: Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12
From: Joe Offer

Can anybody give us us a report of the gathering? Sorry I had to miss it.
-Joe-


14 May 19 - 12:07 PM (#3992334)
Subject: RE: Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12
From: GUEST,Siochain

These songs were sung during the service:

Simple Gifts, led by Linnea, Shannon and Juliana Paton
The Legacy, written by David Paton, led by David, Linnea, Shannon and Juliana
Give Me Those Old Songs, written by Shannon Paton, led by Shannon and Juliana
Time Has Made a Change in Me, led by Jeanne McDougall, Bob Zentz and David Paton
The Joy of Living, sung by David Jones, accompanied by John Roberts on concertina
Now My Friends the Meeting Is Over, led by Dave, Rob, Marion Erik, Hannah, Linnea, Shannon and Juliana Paton

There were 300 people more or less in attendance.

After the service there was a song and story sharing circle facilitated by Lisa Null.

Hopefully others will fill in more details.


14 May 19 - 01:21 PM (#3992355)
Subject: RE: Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12
From: Roger the Skiffler

Perhaps participants could post something on the Mudcat Facebook page for those of us too far away to attend.
RtS


14 May 19 - 02:07 PM (#3992363)
Subject: RE: Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12
From: bbc

Sorry for the delay. I stayed overnight & didn't get home till Monday evening.It was a great time of remembrance & song. Between the service & the song circle, there was potluck & time to chat. Unfortunately, the building where the service & potluck were held was unheated. It was 45 degrees outside, with driving rain. The song circle was in a heated building, but to say the location was challenging for those with disabilities is putting it mildly. I will list names of folks I knew who might be of interest to mudcatters, but I know I will be missing many, so I hope others who were there might pick up the slack. And, my apologies for those I leave out!

Rose Sheehan led the service & did a great job, as did Lisa Null in leading the song circle! The service began with Dave Paton's group, Wild Cat Creek, playing & with the Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance.

There were folks from the D.C., Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, & Maine folk clubs, as well as, I'm sure, some other areas. Here are some names, in no particular order:

Charlie Baum, John Roberts, Deb Cowan, David Jones, Ed Trickett, Bob Zentz & Jeanne McDougall Zentz, Lui Collins, Pam Goddard, Kim Wallach, Kathy Westra, George Stevens, Dennis & Judy Cook, Susan Friedman, Clarice Kjerulff, Patti Gibney, Rosalie Friend & her daughter Julia, Jerry Rasmussen, Howie Bursen & Sally Rogers, Jennifer Woods (knitpick), Joy Bennett, Deirdre Murtha, Martha Burns, Suzanne Mrozak, Geoff Kaufman, Larry Kaplan, Robbie Wedeen, Ann Schunior, Lynn Feingold, Jane Rothfield, Heather Wood--a veritable Who's Who in the current Northeast folk community. We made harmony & hugged & remembered. I felt honored to be a part of it!

best,

Barbara


14 May 19 - 05:46 PM (#3992412)
Subject: RE: Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12
From: Carly

Dean and I went to the memorial, but were unable to stay for the sing, as we had a 7+ hour drive home facing us, and we had to be home for Monday morning. Rose did a lovely job leading the service, and the music was, of course, moving and well-chosen. As all of you know, there is a special bond experienced between people singing in a group, and three hundred voices raised in the common bond of love and loss and remembrance was a fitting tribute to our dear friend Caroline

. I also must say that Kathy Westra spoke most eloquently about Caroline, and about the enormous influence both Caroline and Sandy had on her life, as they had on so many of us.I am certain that I was not the only one to shed a tear....


14 May 19 - 05:59 PM (#3992423)
Subject: RE: Memorial Gathering for Caroline Paton - May 12
From: bbc

I first experienced spontaneous (non-written) harmony singing at the Old Songs Festival, near Albany, NY, & Folk Legacy was always a presence there, until the past two years. It is magical, as well as both Sandy & Caroline! We've been part of something wonderful!