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Grahame Petchey

 


See most recent updates on Grahame below - on Oct. 29 we learn he's in hospice care.
 

Interviews with Grahame Petchey

Grahame Petchey in the SFZC Wind Bells

See The Twelve Days of England for more on Grahame

Interview with Pauline Petchey

Correspondence from Suzuki to Grahame

A brief interview with Grahame Petchey about the initial incorporation of ZC

Click to enlarge photo. SR0173 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive. That's Grahame Petchey and I bet it's at Eiheiji in 1963 or 64. - dc

8-02-14 - Grahame Petchey Japan diary 1963 or part of it - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives

Mark Petchey

Nona Ransom main page

Grahame H. Petchey sent the following excerpt from a letter he wrote.

A Visit with Grahame Petchey and a Suzuki Roshi calligraphy.

See Photos from Crooked Cucumber


UPDATES

10-29-16 - Grahame is in hospice care in Oakland.

10-18-16 - Grahame is back in the hospital.

10-09-16 - Grahame Petchey out of hospitol

Out of the Kaiser and back at the convalescent home. He actually seems to be doing better now that he's not so alone so much which he was to a greater extent upstairs in his room at home. I've been pretty impressed with the care in convalescent and nursing homes I've been around in the last couple of decades. Also, he's nearer to his daughter Julia. - dc

10-04-16 - Out of the Kaiser and back at the convalescent home. He actually seems to be doing better now that he's not so alone so much which he was to a greater extent upstairs in his room at home. I've been pretty impressed with the care in convalescent and nursing homes I've been around in the last couple of decades. Also, he's nearer to his daughter Julia. - dc


10-04-16 - Grahame's at San Leandro Kaiser Hospital. He might be in critical condition. He has several embolisms. He hasn't been well for years. More on Grahame's condition soon. - DC

Since wrote the above have been in touch with his daughter Julia at the hospital and through her with Grahame. He's being fairly communicative. Wants to write a book about communication, language in hospitals. We're planning on doing a Skype to Skype tomorrow morning - his morning, my night late. She just set it up for him on an iPad mini.


10-03 -16 - Grahame Petchey, one of Shunryu Suzuki's most prominent early disciples, has moved out of his and Hideko Oga's, his ex-wife, home in Sebastopol, California, and is now at a convalescent home in Fremont, Apple Valley Rehab Hospital. He's been there since April.


Photos of Grahame from his ex, Hideko from July.

Looks better when he gets out of bed as above.


Below are photos taken by Hideko when she brought their son Mark to visit on September 24th. See Mark Petchey cuke page.



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