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1964Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Don Blanding Who's Who

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  • karen Cotter
    Dec 12, 2000
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      Viva la differance - absolutely! That's what makes life interesting! I
      much prefer people with a bit of the "divil" in them...completely nice
      people are boring! ha ha :o) Karen


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "haven putnam" <portofhaven@...>
      To: <aloha-donblanding@egroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 8:58 PM
      Subject: Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Don Blanding Who's Who


      > Dear:Karen
      > I would like to throw my two cents into the pot as to your comment
      > about liking Don when he was young, sassy and full of fire for life, RIGHT
      > ON !!!! Dons best friend and drinking buddy in Ft. Pierce ( Beanie Backus
      > )were two guys whose antics are still being retold ! Beanies brother
      in-law
      > is still alive and now living in Hawaii and can be reached at
      > jandj@... botn jim and his wife joan are full of stories, it might
      > help if you inquire about buying one of his paintings , as he is as good
      an
      > artist as both Beanie and Don were!
      > " VIVA LA DIFFERANCE "
      >
      > >From: "karen Cotter" <doggydan@...>
      > >Reply-To: aloha-donblanding@egroups.com
      > >To: <aloha-donblanding@egroups.com>
      > >Subject: Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Don Blanding Who's Who
      > >Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 09:39:35 -0800
      > >
      > >Hello, Y'all!
      > >
      > >I'm Karen Cotter - North Hollywood, CA, and I'm not in the loop here yet.
      > >Just joined yesterday. I'm 62 and have been a great DB fan since I was 4
      > >and first read my mother's DB books. She brought hers back from Hawaii
      in
      > >1934 - Leaves From A Grass House, Paradise Loot and Memory Room. Yep, I
      > >was
      > >a very early reader. Couldn't understand most of the words but I loved
      the
      > >pictures and looked at them over and over. My mom taught me as a tot not
      > >to
      > >wreck books so I could look all I wanted! Later on I would copy the
      > >pictures.
      > >
      > >During the last almost 60 years I have never met anyone who knew who he
      was
      > >or what he'd done so it's been a lonely DB existence by myself here! :o)
      > >
      > >I found out about you through TJ Markle and had run into Cadia (only I
      knew
      > >her as the Glass Duchess) over a year ago on eBay. We'd both been
      bidding
      > >on some DB pottery and had a chat. She didn't mention her website so
      > >perhaps it's wasn't "hatched" then.
      > >
      > >As I told TJ and Cadia, I met DB not long before he died and was
      horrified
      > >to see the "fire" out and the Church of Religious Science seeming to have
      > >enfolded him. All I can say as a renegade Christian, I liked him better
      > >when he was young, sassy and full of fire for life, not the Lord.
      > >
      > >I sure I will enrage many of you, but that is just my humble opinion.
      > >However, as an old bat, I just hope I never lose the fire in my gut and
      my
      > >love for getting out and tramping the countryside and end up at a table
      > >endlessly scrawling my little top-hatted bird for a bunch of twittering
      > >old
      > >white-haired biddies like I am getting to be!
      > >
      > >T'was very sad and I prefer to remember him "as he was", warts and all!
      > >
      > >I'm online every evening and would love to talk to any of you who can
      fill
      > >me in on the "missing years" between 1947 and 1957...Bev L., Cadia said
      you
      > >had done a lot of research on the Hollywood/Glendale era - I'd sure like
      to
      > >have your take on what turned the tiger into an old pussycat! Please
      > >e-mail
      > >me when you have time and tell me all! (Unless you are writing a book
      and
      > >are keeping it a secret!)
      > >
      > >Best regards to all - Karen
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >----- Original Message -----
      > >From: "Keith Emmons" <keith2draw@...>
      > >To: <aloha-donblanding@egroups.com>
      > >Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2000 8:24 AM
      > >Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Don Blanding Who's Who
      > >
      > >
      > > > Tom,
      > > >
      > > > Madge says the following:
      > > > "Wild and crazy chain of acquaintance! Hi back to Tom! His sister
      > > > Diana was my age and a pal in high school."
      > > >
      > > > Keith
      > > >
      > > > --- In aloha-donblanding@egroups.com, MauiBandB@a... wrote:
      > > > > right on keith
      > > > >
      > > > > Send my ALoha to Madge.
      > > > >
      > > > > aloha
      > > > > Tom
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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      > > >
      > >
      >
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