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Re: [aloha-donblanding] Scotty Creager

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  • Karen Cotter
    Wow! chicken skin! Whatta find! K ... From: Tom Markle To: Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 5:35
    Message 1 of 22 , Mar 18, 2006
      Wow! chicken skin! Whatta find!
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Tom Markle" <tjmarkle@...>
      To: <aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 5:35 PM
      Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Scotty Creager

      > I bought a Vagabond's House book at a little used book store for $3.
      In it, I
      > discovered a letter hand written by Don to Mrs. Ethel Chaffee Haag of San
      > Carlos, Ca., Evidently they had never personally met but had been pen
      > of sorts.
      > What is most interesting is that the letter was postmarked 12/23/40
      from Ft.
      > Pierce Florida. In the letter Don sadly relates that:
      > "As relates Scotty Creager. I have sad news. He was my closest and
      > friend. A fine man, thoughtful, loyal and a grand companion. He died
      > suddently in Honolulu this last August, cerebral hemmorage, almost
      > instantaneously. I miss him so much. He had married the year before.
      > wife had precededed him to the coast and he was leaving for the States in
      > week. It has been a great shock to all of us who loved him."
      > He then writes about being the luckiest guy around having married Dorothy
      > and having a ready made family who loves him and he loves them. He signs
      > off with his usual Goofus bird signature but has 2 birds instead of one,
      > each other, obviously it is he and Dorothy. The letter is written on the
      > Talisman pamphlet (actually letter head) with the Talisman story inside.
      > Quite a find for $3. I had wondered how Scotty had actually died and
      now I
      > know from the horses mouth, so to speak. The book was also inscribed to
      > Ethel Mignon Haag, a different middle name than what was on the letter
      > Just thought you'd like to know this piece of info if you didn't know it
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