We just returned from AZ and had a chance to visit with Billie Jean and
Frank Akers youngest daughter Jackie. Jackie even helped us copy the last of
the art work that DB had given Pinkie. Jackie is anxious for this biography
of her Uncle Don to come out and is willing to help in any way.
I am sending all copies to Keith for him to post for us as I have done
miserable in attempting to do so and give up trying.
Three of the pictures are original, as you can see the pencil markings. The
others are reprints and only one is dated 1935.
This was the year that Billie jean and Frank were married and may be the year
that Don Blanding visited the Jack London Ranch in Sonoma County, Ca. A copy
of a letter that Don wrote to Charmian London (Jacks wife) is also dated 1935
and spoke of a photo Don took of Charmian.
Back to the Creagers. Billie Jean was not planned but a surprise for
Pinkie at age 55. Billie Jean was Scottys fraternity mascot at USC. She
was born Aug 17, 1925 and Scotty graduated in 1927 from USC.
I believe I sent the photo of Pinkie and Will Creager the last time. Also
the one of Billie Jean. Frank was not available and will have to get a photo
of him next visit.
Jackie said they were all surprised to hear Scotty had been married. Frank
new it but guess they never talked about it. Frank never met Scotty before he
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