248[aloha-donblanding] Re: The Fire
- Feb 2, 2000Bill,
Thank you for listing the quote from 'Farewell to Vagabond's House'...
glad to know I wasn't imagining the fire part.
In 'A Talisman', from Today is Here (1946), Blanding mentions this "My
House of Dreams had crashed about my ears and I had the added
humiliation of knowing that I had largely provided my own earthquake."
He says it was during the depression in the 30's. If he is referring to
his house burning down (and not speaking metaphorically), then I wonder
if he didn't accidentally start it himself. Being a smoker, the
possibility exists that he carelessly left a cigarette going somewhere,
or in bed.
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