[aloha-donblanding] Re: aloha-donblanding digest
- In a message dated 2/4/100 1:28:07 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coral Reef was DB's set of everyday dishes...he would be astonished at
how precious they are to collectors!) >>
Hi, Cadia. . . .
Responding to an *old* post of yours. . . .I'm wondering how this particular
bit of intelligence came to your attention. . . .I don't suppose you have any
idea what happened to Blanding's Coral Reef set? or whether he used any of
his dinnerware patterns in addition to the Coral Reef?
- Wow indeed.
I am not surpirse that Don would have been gay or bisexual, but that does not
diminish one whit his talent, the beauty of his poetry or his insignful
observations about Hawaii, California, Florida and Oregon.
TJ, I think you should see if the Monterey Herald has a place for an article
about Don. It circulates up and down the coast, including Carmel, Big Sur
and other points where there may be bits and pieces of Don Blanding
knowledge. It has the advantage of being owned by Knight Rider, which also
owns the Mercury News and Contra Costa Times in the Bay Area. Stories are
sometimes shared via a common wire service in the company. And this might
include the Seattle Times, which is partly owned by Knight Rider.
But certainly try the Pine Cone and the inflight magazines. Photos or copies
of drawing would help such articles if we could fine some to submit.
I can contribute little to this group in the way of undiscoverd material
about Don Blanding, but I would be willing to edit any potential articles,
since that is what I do for a living.
And herein end my 2 cents worth for the day.
- Hi, Bob...
Thanks for checking in! Actually, when I met Charles Lovell and his
wife in 1992, they gave me a phone number for Dorothy's granddaughter,
Sally Putnam Chapman. At that time, Sally had what was left of the set
and was looking for more pieces. Since I also collected Coral Reef, I
did not have any to sell her.
It's pretty well known that DB's favorite color was blue, and those
"angel" fish show up frequently in his work. Make sense?
I don't have my copy of her book "Whistled Like a Bird" handy, but I
think Sally mentions the dishes. I gather that DB and Dorothy used
Coral Reef at their home in Florida.
- tj says, DB also published in the Monterey local newspaper according to my
Carmel sources. They were going to try to located a name for me. This is
good info to pursue...
- So are any of us attorneys?
A good lawyer would be useful right now, but I strongly favor the idea of a
foundation dedicated to the preservation of the art and memory of Don
Blanding with the idea that we might even offer a schoalrship for aspiring
poets at some point.
I think foundaitons can tap into other foundations for grants in specific
Dues are good, so are donations.