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Re: [aloha-donblanding] Old Don

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  • THOMAS MARKLE
    You are too too funny.....I ll email you privately on my phone number. We should be around in Nov.....tj
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 20, 2006
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      You are too too funny.....I'll email you privately on
      my phone number. We should be around in Nov.....tj

      --- Karen Cotter <doggydan@...> wrote:

      > TJ - if I ever get to the Paradise area you can
      > touch the hand that touched DB! His energy was at
      > low ebb so I doubt there's much DB Chi left there!
      > ha ha
      >
      > I'm going to be in Sacramento, Redding and who
      > knows, maybe your neck of the woods during November.
      > I have no set schedule, just visiting friends and
      > family and it will be before Thanksgiving as
      > everyone is busy then.
      > Would you like to give me your home phone number
      > just in case I'm in your area?. Of course I would
      > not call you less than three days in advance and it
      > would be a "flyby" but it would be nice to meet you
      > and your nice wife.
      >
      > And, you could touch my palm. :o) K
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: THOMAS MARKLE
      > To: aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:27 PM
      > Subject: Re: [aloha-donblanding] Old Don
      >
      >
      > Karen: You always have those little surprises,
      > like
      > meeting and shaking DB's hand.....had no idea you
      > were
      > a fan in those days. I now anoit you with the hand
      > of
      > Allen Sawtelle.......and Allen, I am seriously
      > trying
      > to finish Infinite Way. I'm on my way to Oregon
      > for 2
      > weeks of crabbing and salmon fishing....maybe
      > inbetween bites and pulling up crab traps I might
      > get
      > the last chapter in. I'll keep you posted.....tj
      >
      > --- Karen Cotter <doggydan@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Hello TJ - quiet here, too!
      > >
      > > It's odd to think I must have been the last of
      > those
      > > posting here to
      > > have seen Don before he died. When we all began
      > > posting I mentioned
      > > that Don's work and legend had been popping in
      > and
      > > out of my life
      > > since I was born 68 years ago but I was only
      > > interested in his work
      > > from the '20's and '30's.
      > >
      > > The one and only time I actually saw him in the
      > > flesh was 1956 or
      > > 1957, the year he died when he appeared at a
      > book
      > > signing on Wilshire
      > > Blvd. in Los Angeles. His latest book, one of
      > those
      > > dreary religious
      > > things. I didn't buy the book but brought one of
      > my
      > > old ones for a
      > > signature and he frowned most unhappily at
      > someone
      > > ahead of me who'd
      > > also brought an oldie. So I tucked my little
      > book
      > > behind me, shook
      > > his hand and that was it. He looked red-faced
      > and
      > > not well and I
      > > wished I'd not gone.
      > >
      > > Poor Don was like a sky-rocket - a fast climb to
      > a
      > > major display of
      > > fire and sparks with lots of noisy commotion and
      > an
      > > sputtering
      > > descent into oblivion. Except for me, there
      > wasn't
      > > a well-wisher
      > > under 70 - and that was 50 years ago. Carpe
      > diem!
      > >
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