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307[aloha-donblanding] Re: A request

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  • Merle Prusia
    Jan 11, 2000
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      Hi, Keith Per your request-10th printing, 1931, Cohan----15thprinting, '34,
      Cohan---27th printing,'41,Challenger---45th printing,56, Challeger I'm
      really enjoying all this , Merle
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Keith Emmons" <keith2draw@...>
      To: <aloha-donblanding@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2000 7:57 PM
      Subject: [aloha-donblanding] A request

      > Hello all,
      > I have a favor to ask everyone. I'm trying to figure out something
      > involving a poem called 'Someday' in the book Vagabond's House. The
      > poem is actually very eerie, as it is a request by Blanding to be
      > cremated when his time came. I have no doubt that this poem WAS the
      > reason he was cremated soon after his death in 1957, unless he also
      > stated it in a will or to friends.
      > In the earlier versions of the book, the request in 'Someday' is to
      > Earl Cohan. Sometime later, the request is made to Earl Challenger, his
      > artist friend who shared the Vagabond's House Studio in New York City
      > in 1929-30, where they painted exotic screens for local galleries. He
      > also co-painted the color frontispiece to Hula Moons.
      > Here's my favor: Can everyone look in their version(s) of Vagabond's
      > House and email me with their copy's edition, year of publication and
      > whether it is Cohan or Challenger. This way I can narrow down exactly
      > when he switched it. Please email me direct, instead of through this
      > website, so that we don't bore everyone and use up valuable space. My
      > email address is: keith2draw@...
      > I'm not sure if Earl Cohan is the same person as Earl Challenger, in
      > which case why did he change his last name?... or if it's a
      > coincidence, or if it was simply a typo or miss-print, as Cadia has
      > suggested.
      > Also, if anyone has any biographical info on either persons, please let
      > me know. I just have this funny thing about unanswered riddles.
      > Thank you very much... Keith
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