I’m just finding this big news out…today Mayor Nickels has declared that November 5th is JP Patches Day. I’ve written about JP many times as he is my childhood hero. I was very saddened to recently learn that JP is battling blood cancer. I understand that he’s doing well and even appeared at Halloween at the Seattle waterfront much to everyone’s delight. My husband surprised me with JP Patches for my 40th birthday which was one of the most fun and memorable moments of my life…right up there with the birth of my son and getting hitched to Rob.
JP is a Pacific Northwest treasure and deserves his day. Now we just need to complete his statue! Donations are being accepted and/or you can purchase a Patches Pal Paver (I have two…you can never have enough).
In honor of JP, I may have to wear a red nose tonight.