1877Re: [aloha-donblanding] Carmel Show
- Nov 21, 2000Tom-what a wonderful report on the Carmel show! I really would like to have
a copy of your first and last day tape. Please advise re: cost. Thanks,
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Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Carmel Show
> On Saturday the Carmel show ended (tears). The show was described as
> the most succssful show the Carmel Heritage Society has had to date.
> Don/Michelle, Tom/Jan, did video's of 4 people on Saturday that brought
> eyes to all. The people interviewed were inspiring and informative. It
> such a pleasure to capture their "stories" on video. It's hard to convey
> affection these people had for DB. He inspired them, encouraged them and
> maintained contact with them at all costs.
> Babette, that maintained contact with Blanding until his death, was
> first licensed female pilot in the USA. DB did a story about her in the
> Carmel Pine Cone. In WW2, she flew BOMBERS and met her husband who is
> living with her today. They flew bombers together in WW2. She was so
> by Blanding and then our show, she was moved to tears with her
> Clyde, corresponded with DB while he fought in the Philipines. Clyde
> then wrote his own poetry book and did the artwork himself, a copycat of
> style...a wonderful book and a wonderful story. Clyde has had a partial
> stroke now, but proudly showed up for the interview. He was a 6th grade
> school teacher after the war until his retirement. He read Stowaways to
> class until the book fell apart and they enjoyed it each time he read
> it.....he was there when Gen. MacArthur returned to the Philipines with
> famous photo, wading through the water to the beach.....
> Louise, now in her 90's, was in a DB play in Hawaii and was dressed
> flower costume. She couldn't remember the name of the play or the date.
> memory was not working well that day! She described DB's personality as
> "Carbonated"! I asked her what that meant and she said, "always
> he never stopped! Louise was a talking show for sure, she was a delight
> a treasure.
> Kay, who still lives in Carmel, met DB during a theatre party and
> to his house with the cast. She remembers seeing the famous glass ship at
> his house that night. Kay is the person who got me started in Carmel with
> the show.
> Then as we concluded the video interviews, we had a young man in his
> show up. He had just heard of the show and walked in with a brief case
> of Blanding material! It turns out he is the grandson of Ada Hull! He
> letters, post cards, photos (Bend Oregon) and then pulls out several
> DB prints his grandmother left him. He has two more at his house. He has
> reel to reel tape of music his grandma recorded, using DB's poetry. I
> him if he could convert it to tape or CD, and he will check that out.
> prints are originals and wonderful. He said he would make me copies of
> everything he owns and send it to me. I will share with the group when I
> them. He made a real connection with my co-host Don Stewart as they are
> musicians in kind!
> And so, the show concluded at 4pm, with Ada's grandson and a wonderful
> display of DB's stuff........we thought it appropriate to end like that!
> did tape Ada's grandson also, (his name is Rick).
> Now on to Chowchilla and the gateway to Yosemite!.................tj
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