Hello Everyone! The first printing of my father’s autobiography, This Bank Robber’s Life: The Life and Fast Times of Patrick “Paddy” Mitchell sold out fast. People keep asking for it, and demand is growing as a result of buzz about the making of a major motion picture about Paddy and the Stopwatch Gang. For these reasons, it gives me great pleasure to announce a second … Continue reading We’re back!
[Note: This is the sixth of Paddy Mitchell’s seven final blog entries, written shortly before his death on January 14, 2007, and mailed to Ottawa to be posted on his blog. The series is being published posthumously between January 21 and January 25th.] It’s Sunday morning, 9:00 a.m. on New Year’s Eve and I’ve just turned off my Sony radio after listening to an hour of N.P.R. (National … Continue reading Paddy’s Last Words Series #6: New Year’s Eve reflections
Due to the growing number of people expected at Paddy’s reception on Thursday, and space limitations at the Prescott, we’ve had to move the reception to a larger venue: The reception will be held from 2:00 to 5:00, Thursday January 25th, at: THE ST. ANTHONY SOCCER CLUB 523 St. Anthony Street CORNER OF PRESTON AND THE QUEENSWAY (Walking distance from the PRESCOTT) [Note: There are … Continue reading Important: CHANGE OF VENUE for Paddy’s reception
[Note: This is the second of Paddy Mitchell’s seven final blog entries, written shortly before his death on January 14, 2007, and mailed to Ottawa to be posted on his blog. The series is being published posthumously between January 21 and January 25th.] These places afford people (inmates) plenty of time to read. Dozens of periodicals come every day in the mail; newspapers come daily from all over the … Continue reading Paddy’s Last Words Series #2: Chick Lit has changed
TO ALL PADDY’S FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR KIND MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE. THEY HAVE BEEN A GREAT HELP TO MY FAMILY AND I THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU ALL. WE WILL BE HOLDING A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR PADDY AT THE PINECREST MEMORIAL GARDENS 2500 BASELINE ROAD, OTTAWA WHEN: THURSDAY JANUARY 25, 2007, starting at 11:00 A.M. (service will begin … Continue reading UPDATE: Paddy Mitchell Memorial Announcement
January 14, 2007 Dearest friends and loved ones of Patrick “Paddy” Mitchell, It is the saddest news that I bring you now but I need to tell you that my father, Patrick Mitchell, passed away this morning in the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. This brings the end to North America’s most famous, most successful, and especially most likeable bank robber of our … Continue reading Sad news from Kevin Mitchell
[Note: Paddy’s posts are not always in chronological order, as he sends his handwritten blog posts to Ottawa to be posted on the blog for him – they don’t always arrive in order.] It is Friday 9:00 a.m., December 23rd, and I’m up and about. My cellmate just made his first cup of cappuccino (4 heaping tablespoons of cappuccino mix and one heaping tablespoon of Folgers coffee in … Continue reading Christmas package from the Bureau of Prisons