- In a lette from Scotty dated 3/13/39 from Honoulu, he describes his
flight on the Clipper as being his first but will not be his last.
The letter also states "he met Ruth Eleanor Quackenbush to whom I am
engaged at present and intend to go back to the coast again this April to
marry her and bring her back to the Hawaiin Islands to live in paradise?"
The question mark was his. The letter was address to himself however.
According to Allen Sawtelle, Scotty and Don would do first issue stamps and
Scotty would address things to himself in order to get the first edition
stamp. The envelope is a first edition Boeing Clipper Inaugural Flight
envelope with a drawing of the clipper on it. Scotty's signature is on it
and it is the first I've seen of his own.....
Thanks to Allen for this piece.........tj