- James Austin "Kimo" Wilder (1868-1934), who incidentally founded the Sea Scouts,
was married to Sarah Harnden Wilder. They had two children that I know of: James A.
H. "Jimmy" Wilder, and a daughter, Kinau Wilder. Jimmy Wilder married a woman
named Betty, and they had a daughter.
Kinau married Rear Admiral Charles Butler McVay III... the man who was court-
martialed for the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Their son was Kimo Wilder McVay,
who was the grandson of Kimo Wilder, and the nephew of Jimmy Wilder.
> ARTISTS' MOTHER GOOSEYou may be right, Keith. Or, since "Mother Goose" had so many
> Bow wow wow!
> Whose ball art thou?
> Kimo's or Blanding's ball,
> Quat'z Arts, Wow!
children she didn't know what to do," perhaps either Wilder or
Blanding asked for a little help and the ball suddenly became a joint
effort. Mentions of the ball in later years give credit to both men
for the project.
Whenever I read of Quat'z Arts ball or Blanding's elaborate 1920s
revues such as "Dream Girls," "Tropic Topics" or "Hula Moon," I
can't help but wish that a modern producer could recreate the event.
My imagination pictures a cross between Rudolf Friml's operettas and
MGM musicals -- Hawiian style!