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Re: [aloha-donblanding] Bed/Breakfasts - Carmel area

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  • TJMarkle@cs.com
    I ve emailed with Ron Jacobs before. Sometimes he responds, sometimes he doesn t. An yes, I d like some leads into some of the present Hawaiian magazines,
    Message 1 of 12 , Jan 2, 2003
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      I've emailed with Ron Jacobs before. Sometimes he responds, sometimes
      he doesn't. An yes, I'd like some leads into some of the present Hawaiian
      magazines, etc. I am now writing a piece for the Vagabond House Inn on DB.
      It will sit in their front lobby for all to read as they wait to sign in or
      have sherry at 4pm, etc. The Vagabond House Inn now has a small wall display
      of DB's, that I donated to them. The beautiful Carmel poem and color print,
      a Hawaiian Flowers blue plate, a photo of DB holding the Vagabond House book
      (25th edition I think) and a few other odds and ends that might interest
      people are now hanging up. I did orient the verbage to Carmel of course. I
      am also doing a few other things that will shortly lead into a publication
      about DB and Carmel. Lots of excitement in Carmel about this. They really
      love DB there. I am now involved in persuading the right people in Carmel to
      have DB declared as an official Poet Laureate of Carmel by the City Council.
      I haven't got to far yet, but there is interest in doing this....wouldn't
      that be neat! tj
    • Cadia Los <duchess@speakeasy.org>
      Good going, TJ! While you re at it, why not propose an annual Don Blanding Day in Carmel. Maybe his November 7 birthday or May 1 Lei Day? The 1927 S-B
      Message 2 of 12 , Jan 3, 2003
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        Good going, TJ!

        While you're at it, why not propose an annual Don Blanding Day in
        Carmel. Maybe his November 7 birthday or May 1 Lei Day?

        The 1927 S-B microfilms have yielded lots of wonderful stuff.
        Besides the Uncle Don bedtime stories (some published in the S-B),
        there's also an article by DB about his first airplane ride to catch
        a rainbow! He also wrote an extensive review of Clifford Gessler's
        book of poetry, "Kanaka Moon." (CG was the S-B's arts-literature
        editor; the book was illustrated by A.S. McLeod and published by
        Dodd, Mead.)

        As I read, I have no doubt that DB was mentored by a whole who's who
        of writers and artists in Honolulu. His style is unique and by 1927
        he was becoming very well known in Hawaii. "Flowers of the Rainbow"
        was heavily promoted as "the ideal steamer gift" and both Hawaii and
        California promoters were pushing Hawaii as a prime tourist
        destination. Even Alex McLeod and John Kelly -- both on the S-B
        staff -- did not get the newspaper ad space that DB did in 1926-1927!

        I need to read one more microfilm roll by January 8, then I'll find
        time to organize and transcribe.

        One of my New Year's resolutions is to transcribe the 1937 thesis
        about DB. It's only 85 pages; if I do 2 pages a day.... I tried
        OCR on a few pages -- all it does is scramble things and create
        typos! Easier to just sit and type.

        Then there's finishing the series of 1928 articles about Lei
        Day...and the 1953-1957 weekly columns. Just 1 or 2 articles a
        day....

        ~~Cadia
      • Michael T Pfeffer
        Cadia, Just a crazy thought, but I bet there are a bunch of us who would be willing to transcribe a few pages of the thesis if you copied pages and sent them
        Message 3 of 12 , Jan 3, 2003
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          Cadia,
          Just a crazy thought, but I bet there are a bunch of us who would be willing to transcribe a few pages of the thesis if you copied pages and sent them to us. If we all pitched in and did a handful of pages it would be done pretty quickly and would free you up for other projects. Let me know what you think, I for one can type very quickly and would be happy to work on it.

          Aloha,
          Michael Pfeffer

          ps, no new finds this year, but I did see several Melinda dinner plates that had been stamped with the Leilani backstamp but which had not been colored in (making them similar to maroon HF). They had interesting underglaze writing on them, looked like samples or something, and were dated to August 1953. Couldnt get them as they were too expensive (even for me), but it was interesting to see them and the date of manufacture. . .
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: Cadia Los <duchess@...>
          To: aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 7:08 AM
          Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Bed/Breakfasts - Carmel area


          Good going, TJ!

          While you're at it, why not propose an annual Don Blanding Day in
          Carmel. Maybe his November 7 birthday or May 1 Lei Day?

          The 1927 S-B microfilms have yielded lots of wonderful stuff.
          Besides the Uncle Don bedtime stories (some published in the S-B),
          there's also an article by DB about his first airplane ride to catch
          a rainbow! He also wrote an extensive review of Clifford Gessler's
          book of poetry, "Kanaka Moon." (CG was the S-B's arts-literature
          editor; the book was illustrated by A.S. McLeod and published by
          Dodd, Mead.)

          As I read, I have no doubt that DB was mentored by a whole who's who
          of writers and artists in Honolulu. His style is unique and by 1927
          he was becoming very well known in Hawaii. "Flowers of the Rainbow"
          was heavily promoted as "the ideal steamer gift" and both Hawaii and
          California promoters were pushing Hawaii as a prime tourist
          destination. Even Alex McLeod and John Kelly -- both on the S-B
          staff -- did not get the newspaper ad space that DB did in 1926-1927!

          I need to read one more microfilm roll by January 8, then I'll find
          time to organize and transcribe.

          One of my New Year's resolutions is to transcribe the 1937 thesis
          about DB. It's only 85 pages; if I do 2 pages a day.... I tried
          OCR on a few pages -- all it does is scramble things and create
          typos! Easier to just sit and type.

          Then there's finishing the series of 1928 articles about Lei
          Day...and the 1953-1957 weekly columns. Just 1 or 2 articles a
          day....

          ~~Cadia






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        • TJMarkle@cs.com
          I am proposing such special Blanding days in Carmel also. The Carmel Heritage Society has had a change in leadership this year but one of my best supporters
          Message 4 of 12 , Jan 5, 2003
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            I am proposing such special Blanding days in Carmel also. The Carmel
            Heritage Society has had a change in leadership this year but one of my best
            supporters went back on to the Board and will help promote with me. She met
            DB when she was 16 and loves him. The politics of the day will tell the tale
            on all of this stuff.
            AS OF 1/6/03 MY EMAIL IS WITH EARTHLINK. THIS EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE
            DISCONTINUED ON MONDAY...........TJ
          • TJMarkle@cs.com
            tj would gladly help with this project. Being retired, I can do a lot and having shoulder surgery, I m bored stiff, not being able to travel around...so,
            Message 5 of 12 , Jan 5, 2003
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              tj would gladly help with this project. Being retired, I can do a lot and
              having shoulder surgery, I'm bored stiff, not being able to travel
              around...so, Cadia, email me, and I'll gladly help.........tj
            • Cadia Los <duchess@speakeasy.org>
              TJ... Following shoulder surgery, I m not sure extensive typing is a good idea. But, since you have a copy of the thesis, if you want to start transcribing
              Message 6 of 12 , Jan 7, 2003
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                TJ...

                Following shoulder surgery, I'm not sure extensive typing is a good
                idea. But, since you have a copy of the thesis, if you want to start
                transcribing Chapter 2, let me know. (I'm already working on Chapter
                1.)

                Or why not some excerpts from the unpublished DB manuscript?

                You could transcribe and then e-mail a few pages at a time to me. I
                have a separate, unpublished e-mail address for such a purpose.
                (Confirm and I'll provide it.)

                As with the book reviews, I can then copy and paste into an HTML file
                and create a webpage for each manuscript.

                Aren't you also reading Carmel Pine Cone microfilm? If you find some
                short articles by or about Blanding, you could transcribe those
                directly into the folder in Files: Publications.

                ~~Cadia
              • Cadia Los <duchess@speakeasy.org>
                Michael P... At least a dozen people in this group have copies of the thesis. I guess you joined us after we distributed them. If you d like to start on
                Message 7 of 12 , Jan 7, 2003
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                  Michael P...

                  At least a dozen people in this group have copies of the thesis. I
                  guess you joined us after we distributed them. If you'd like to
                  start on Chapter 3 (or Chapter 2 if TJ doesn't want it), then I'd be
                  glad to send you some pages.

                  Please e-mail me directly, with cc to TJ, and we'll get you set up.
                  You're right, splitting the job does make it go faster -- thanks for
                  the offer!

                  ~~C~~
                • MauiBandB@aol.com
                  Honolulu Editors who might pick up TJ s stories Hi...Happy New Year.     Here are some suggestions:         HONOLULU magazine - John Heckathorn is the
                  Message 8 of 12 , Jan 10, 2003
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                    Honolulu Editors who might pick up TJ's stories
                    Hi...Happy New Year.
                        Here are some suggestions:
                       
                        HONOLULU magazine - John Heckathorn is the editor
                        Spirit of Aloha (Aloha Airlines in-flight) - Janice Otaguro is the editor
                        Hana Hou! (Hawaiian Airlines in-flight) - Derek Ferrar is the editor



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