- While attending a small antique show in Dixon Ca, I saw a vendor with DB plate for sale. Not interested in the plate but seeking info, I asked her where she got it. She went into a story about meeting DB when she was 4 years old and always remembered him because he teased her and played games with her. She also has some of DB's Carmel household momento's that he gave away to special friends when he abruptly left Carmel. It turns out that this vendor stayed overnight frequently at DB's home in Carmel as she was related to Mitzie (Are you a Bug - puppet show) and thus spent lots of time there. This vendor doesn't have a lot of new info because she was so young, but I thought it just so incredibly accidental that she was there when I was there. She is now going to check out everything she owns to search for a drawing she has or had of some funny things DB drew for her as a child. She is aware of Keith's site but was not aware of Cadia's. She now know who we are and what we are doing. After I meet with her and photo her momento's and get the whole story (if there is more), I'll fill you all in. And so, when you see something Blanding where ever you are, it pays to introduce yourself and ask questions. She and her family might be interested in donating their momento's to a museum if we can coordinate something in the future....what fun...tj
You simply have all the luck! The more bits and pieces of DB's life
we can find, the better we can get to know him.
In transcribing the thesis, I'm finding little details that I
overlooked while just reading it.
So what was the plate?
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From: Cadia Los <duchess@...>
Sent: 03/10/03 11:44 AM
Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Re: possibilities
Cadia: The plate was a plain ordinary Lei Lani dinner plate of
9.5 inches. Some scratches. She said she got it from her mom who is now 92 and was the one who would have hob nobbed with DB in Carmel. The venders name is Sally and she immediately emailed me today and can't wait to see my collection, but has 5 more shows to do before she can come over. She will bring anything and everything connected to DB that she has or thinks she has. She is going to see her mom (in a rest home) to see if she might remember anything more about DB or the Eatons or anyone else. She will also bring some of her drawings as DB was teaching her how to do pen/ink and brush/ink in her youth. Very interesting stuff for sure...tj
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