- Oct 22, 2003In 1933 Blanding wrote the poem "Let Us Dream," which was also the
title of the book
the poem appears in. The poem was dedicated to Laura Levering, who I
also mentioned in the Maloney thesis as the person who introduced
Blanding to the
NYC art scene in 1928.
I got an email a few years ago from someone who owned a letter
written by Blanding
to Laura Levering, but unfortunately, I lost contact with this person
before I could
obtain a copy of the letter. Too bad, as it might have shed some
light on Don's NYC
years, a fuzzy period in my research.
Today I came across an obituary for Laura in the New York Times...she
died on Dec.
23, 1964 in Greewich, Conn. Through that I tracked down her son
Walter, who is still
alive and Living in NYC at the age of 98. He didn't know or remember
will ask around the family to see if any of them did.
Walter is the oldest living member of the 1933 Yale football team, a
Street Stock Broker, and an arctic explorer...a very interesting man.
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