3949Re: [aloha-donblanding] Scotty Creager
- Mar 18, 2006Wow! chicken skin! Whatta find!
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From: "Tom Markle" <tjmarkle@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 5:35 PM
Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Scotty Creager
> I bought a Vagabond's House book at a little used book store for $3.
In it, I
> discovered a letter hand written by Don to Mrs. Ethel Chaffee Haag of San
> Carlos, Ca., Evidently they had never personally met but had been pen
> of sorts.
> What is most interesting is that the letter was postmarked 12/23/40
> Pierce Florida. In the letter Don sadly relates that:
> "As relates Scotty Creager. I have sad news. He was my closest and
> friend. A fine man, thoughtful, loyal and a grand companion. He died
> suddently in Honolulu this last August, cerebral hemmorage, almost
> instantaneously. I miss him so much. He had married the year before.
> wife had precededed him to the coast and he was leaving for the States in
> week. It has been a great shock to all of us who loved him."
> He then writes about being the luckiest guy around having married Dorothy
> and having a ready made family who loves him and he loves them. He signs
> off with his usual Goofus bird signature but has 2 birds instead of one,
> each other, obviously it is he and Dorothy. The letter is written on the
> Talisman pamphlet (actually letter head) with the Talisman story inside.
> Quite a find for $3. I had wondered how Scotty had actually died and
> know from the horses mouth, so to speak. The book was also inscribed to
> Ethel Mignon Haag, a different middle name than what was on the letter
> Just thought you'd like to know this piece of info if you didn't know it
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