05/00 Blanding family settles in Kingfisher, Oklahoma Territory.
06/10 Census lists Blandings living on Main Street, Kingfisher
11/07 Donald Benson Blanding born in Kingfisher (possibly 1893).
11/08 Hugh Blanding living in Enid, visits family in Kingfisher.
00/00 Family moves north to Enid, Oklahoma Territory.
04/08 Sister Jessie dies in Enid.
00/00 Fire in Enid.
00/00 Father Hugh Blanding is a partner in the Patterson Mining Company.
04/19 Paternal Grandfather dies in North Dakota.
08/06 Giant land lottery makes Lawton Oklahoma's third largest city.
10/00 Hugh Blanding elected Police Judge of Lawton. Moves to Lawton before the family.
11/00 Family move to Lawton, Oklahoma.
00/00 Judge Blanding becomes Lawton's Assistant City Marshall.
02/06 Hugh Walter Blanding (Don's Brother) dies in Lawton of pneumonia.
04/00 Ida Blanding was a charter member of the First Card Club in Lawton.
08/22 Ida Blanding buys a lot of land for $375.
10/27 Judge Blanding's house is nearing completion on "D" Avenue.
11/02 Ida Blanding attends a "Book" party.
12/03 Blanding's move into new house on "D" Avenue.
00/00 Writes the class motto for his fourth grade class.
00/00 Blanding takes piano lessons from Mrs. E. P. McMahon.
04/00 Theodore Roosevelt and John Abernathy visit Lawton on renowned wolf hunting trip.
00/00 Starts at Lawton High School.
00/00 Sells indian heads on leather, and saves sixty dollars from it.
00/00 Spends summer as a bus-boy with his uncle at the Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park.
00/00 Hugh Ross is listed on the census as being a U.S. Commissioner.
00/00 Spends the summer again in Yellowstone National Park.
10/08 Enrolls at the Chicago Art Institute for a class.
11/26 Starts a 10-day class at the Chicago Art Institute, led by Finnish artist, Elmer Alexander Forsberg.
02/23 Quannah Parker dies at Fort Sill.
00/00 Spends the summer again in Yellowstone National Park.
00/00 Saves the life of Billie Cassin, later to become actress Joan Crawford.
00/00 Sells first artwork to Mrs. Julia Robertson while working part-time after school.
00/00 Active in school plays.
00/00 Names, edits and illustrates the Lawton High School yearbook 'Lore.'
05/20 Graduates from Lawton High School.
06/00 Arrives in Bend, Oregon at the beginning of June, starts working at the First National Bank.
04/00 Designs five posters for Corkett's Cafe in Bend, Oregon.
05/20 David Binney Putnam is born. Donald visits Dorothy shortly after the birth.
07/00 Goes on a walking trip to the Cascades with Donald May.
08/06 Donald May leaves Bend for the East Coast.
09/14 Leaves Bend to go to Chicago.
10/00 Starts classes at the Chicago Institute of Art; instructors Wilson, Louderback, Benedict & Philbrick.
00/00 Meets Sherwood Anderson, Ben Hecht and Maxwell Bodenheim.
00/00 Teaches drawing, models for art classes and ushers in theatres.
00/00 Designs the set for Ben Hecht play, "Publico."
00/00 Living at 735 Cass Street in Chicago with Sherwood Anderson.
00/00 Makes a living as a commercial artist.
11/20 Attends classes at the Art Institute, taught by Wilson & Benedict.
00/00 Tracy Richardson visits Chicago in Nov./Dec. (perhaps meeting Blanding).
01/11 Enlisted with the Canadian Army in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
02/10 Sketched fellow soldier Albert Augustus Allenback
03/11 Hugh and Ida Blanding sell their land in Lawton, Oklahoma.
03/25 Was enrolled in a class at the Art Institute (Czech artist Antonin Sterba,) but did not attend.
00/00 Travelling with the Canadian Army through Nova Scotia and Quebec.
09/15 Was "Struck off Strength" from the Canadian Army. Returned to civilian life.
11/00 Sees the play 'Bird of Paradise' in Kansas City.
12/23 Arrives in Hawaii "with five dollars in his pocket."
00/00 Cartoonist for the Honolulu Advertiser, by the recommendation of Will Lewers.
02/27 The 'Hawaiian Society of Artists' is formed, of which I believe Blanding was a member.
06/01 The inaugural exhibition of the Hawaiian Society of Artists, Blanding exhibits.
09/18 Don's mother, Ida Blanding, arrives in Honolulu on the Wilhelmina to visit Don.
09/29 Poi supper given in honor of Ida Blanding.
10/23 Ida Blanding leaves to go back home to Oklahoma.
12/15 Joins the Army as a private, Co I 2nd Infantry, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
05/15 Officer Training course starts.
06/01 Vaccination for Typhoid.
08/26 Graduated Officer's Training School, Promoted to Second Lieutenant.
10/01 S.S. Columbia leaves Honolulu.
10/05 Concert given on S.S. Columbia, Blanding sings "Fatima".
10/09 S.S. Columbia arrives in San Francisco.
11/11 The war ends.
12/03 Honorably discharged.
09/12 Issued a Bronze victory button.
00/00 Freelance illustration in Chicago.
00/00 Heads the Rockford, Illinois Art Guild classes for a year.
00/00 Goes to Europe, attending art schools.
00/00 Tours Guatemala, Honduras and Yucatan.
02/16 Mardi Gras Ball in Rockford, Illinois, with Blanding's decorations.
03/05 Rockford College Bulletin published, lists Blanding as a lecturer.
00/00 Returns to Hawaii.
05/24 Hugh, Ida and Jim leave Lawton to go live in Honolulu.
06/13 Hugh Blanding dies in Honolulu from a stomach and bladder tumor.
00/00 Gets job with Charles R. Frazer advertising company.
00/00 Is working at Gurrey's Art Studio.
01/11 Lectures on the subject of color at Mission Memorial Hall.
01/24 An advertising class opens at the Y.M.C.A. in which Blanding is one of the teachers.
03/16 Appears as Hendrick Vedder in the play 'Rip Van Winkle' for the Outdoor Circle, 3 days.
04/03 Writes an article on fashion for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
04/06 Attends the Honolulu Press Club Banquet at the Moana Hotel.
06/09 Is the master of Ceremonies for the first annual Quat'z Art Ball. Also designed costumes.
07/05 Is in charge of a drawing class for the Y.M.C.A. vacation school.
00/00 Begins writing copy in verse for the Aji-no-moto advertisements.
00/00 Illustrates book 'Fioretta' for Betty Thorpe.
10/01 Starts teaching a class for the Hawaiian Academy of Design.
12/00 Poses for a photo shoot by photographer Max Long.
01/27 "Condiment Shelf" published in the Star-Bulletin as an Aji-no-moto ad.
01/29 Blanding participates in week-long newspaper artists show at Gurrey's.
02/22 Don plays an Arabian Nights prince in the Fourth Estate Midnight Frolic.
02/24 Blanding writes a review of a Somerset Maugham book in the Star-Bulletin.
03/03 "Somewhere on Punchbowl Hill" published in the Star-Bulletin.
03/17 "Romance of Seven Seas at Arts Ball" article in Star-Bulletin by Blanding
03/19 "How Fashions Are Made," humorous poem with illus. published in Star-Bulletin.
03/31 Photo of Don dressed as King Tut appears in the Star-Bulletin.
04/13 Blanding attends and presents guests at the Honolulu Press Club's annual dinner.
04/27 2nd annual Quat'z Arts Ball held at Aloha Park, with Blanding in charge of the pageant and ballet.
10/00 Starts the Cross-Roads Studio with Frank N. Moore.
00/00 Self-publishes 2,000 copies of 'Leaves from a Grass-House'.
00/00 Patten Company picks up 'Leaves from a Grass-House'.
03/00 Cross-Roads Studios has exhibit of etchings of Zorn, Whistler, Pennell and Troy Kinney.
03/04 Mardi Gras Ball sponsored by Cross-Roads Studios, held at Waikiki Park.
03/12 Cross-Roads Studios has exhibit of paintings by D. Howard Hitchcock.
03/24 Cross-Roads Studios has exhibit of portraits by Madge Tennent.
04/01 Cross-Roads Studios has exhibit of paintings by the Salmagundi Club of New York.
04/25 3rd Quat'z Arts Ball, roof garden of Alexander Young Hotel - called Chaderlaomerzaelephahadhurum.
00/00 Art studies in Europe for about six months.
00/00 Spends the fall in New York City.
01/03 Article on Paris published in the NY Herald-Tribune.
01/18 Article on Honolulu's Markets published in the NY Herald-Tribune.
00/00 Visits the Putnams in Rye, New York. Paints a fish mural on their guest-room wall
06/03 "Tropics Topics Revue" Junior Service League of Honolulu, Princess Theatre, two nights.
00/00 Designed the scenery for "Dance of the Volcano Goddess" starring friend, Ruth St. Denis.
00/00 Has a shop called 'Don Blanding Ideas" in the Boston Building, Room 403.
08/27 Don's engagement to ethnologist Ruth Norton is announced in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
09/00 Leatrice Joy vacations in Honolulu for a month.
11/00 "Dream Girls" production at the Hawaii Theatre.
00/00 Publishes 'Paradise Loot'.
12/16 Leaves Honolulu on the Manoa for ten months on the mainland.
02/27 Don in Hollywood: "Don Blanding Glories in Fascinating Sights" appears in Star-Bulletin.
03/01 Don does a reading at the Monteith Studio in Los Angeles with other musicians and performers.
04/05 Los Angeles Times announces Don Blanding commission to write script for Leatrice Joy and Cecil B. De Mille.
04/17 Crossroads Studios is closed down for good.
04/26 Don reads his Virgin of Waikiki at a get together of the Wampas at the Writers Club in LA, alongs with skits and music.
05/23 Ala Moana, a song with lyrics by Don Blanding, is performed at the Arland Club in Los Angeles.
06/11 Blanding entertains at the Governor's Morning at the Breakfast Club in Los Angeles.
00/00 Co-writes five short stories with Nell Martin in Hollywood in the fall.
10/02 Returns to Honolulu via the steamer Calawaii after a ten month absence.
00/00 Publishes 'Flowers of the Rainbow'.
11/00 James Kimble Blanding dies in Hawaii.
11/07 James Kimble Blanding is buried in Hawaii.
11/19 "Flowers of the Rainbow" is announced as just published.
11/27 Two Christmas paper designs are advertised in the Star-Bulletin.
00/00 Gets a job in the advertising department of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
00/00 'Don Blanding's Page' first appears in the Star-Bulletin.
12/06 "The Dream House" published, with illustrations, in the Star-Bulletin.
03/00 A short story co-written with Nell Martin in McClure's Magazine.
05/07 "Mother," poem about Don's mother is published in the Star-Bulletin.
06/12 Signed some books to Lawrence B. Smith in Honolulu.
00/00 Living in Los Angeles at the Hotel Christie, 6724 Hollywood Blvd.
08/00 A short story co-written with Nell Martin in Holland's Magazine.
02/00 Dorothy Binney Putnam visits Don in Honolulu.
02/13 Proposes 'Lei Day' in an article for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
03/14 Dorothy Binney Putnam leaves Honolulu.
04/13 Agreement for Vagabond's House is made up by Dodd, Mead & Co.
05/01 First 'Lei Day' celebrated in Hawaii.
05/02 Directs 'Hula Moon' for the Junior League, with music by R. Alex Anderson, 3 nights at Princess Theatre.
05/12 Writes a review of an exhibit by A.T. Manookian in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
06/07 Agreement for Vagabond's House is mailed from Dodd, Mead.
07/00 Leaves his job with the Star-Bulletin.
07/13 Sails on the S.S. Niagara for the mainland.
07/20 S.S. Niagara arrives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
07/24 Ida Kimble Blanding, Don's mother, dies in Honolulu.
00/00 Blanding and Earl Cohan move into an old house on Belmont Ave., Seattle.
10/00 Designs two bathrooms for David Whitcomb at Woodway Park, Seattle.
10/11 Has his first lecture before the Seattle Chapter of the American League of Pen Women.
10/12 Publishes 'Vagabond's House'.
10/00 Is in Seattle when Vagabond's House is first published.
10/00 Visits with printmaker and writer Corwin Wendell Chase (1897-1988.)
10/21 Vagabond's House is announced in the New York Times Book Review.
10/22 Speaks to the Plymouth Girls' Club in Seattle.
10/25 Meets with Seattle Poetry Club, and gives readings from Vagabond's House over KFOA Radio in Seattle.
00/00 Don is introduced to the New York art world by Laura Levering.
12/21 Don Blanding at the Putnams in Rye, New York with Amelia Earhart & Hubbard Hutchinson.
03/14 Blanding does a 15 minute reading titled Vagabond's House on WJZ radio in New York City
05/19 Blanding does a 30 minute reading titled Leaves From a Grass House on WJZ radio in New York City
10/00 Lectures in Erie, Pennsylvania at the annual convention of The State Federation of Pennsylvania Women.
11/03 Speaks at Wanamaker's tenth annual book week in New York City.
12/00 Opens Vagabond's House Studio in New York City with fellow artist Earl Cohan-Challenger.
12/08 Don and Earl Cohan are mentioned in a New York Times article on their upcoming gallery show.
12/16 Blanding and Earl Cohan have a showing at S.P.R. Galleries until the 28th.
12/28 S.P.R. Gallery showing ends.
03/02 Article appears in New York Times about Don and Earl.
05/16 Agreement is made for publication of Hula Moons.
06/09 Has an exhibit of their work at the studio.
06/13 Exhibit in their studio ends.
09/00 Has a gallery showing in NYC, 'Tropicalia' with Earl Challenger
10/02 Appears at the Annual Conference of Pennsylvania Women in Wellsboro.
10/03 Publishes 'Hula Moons'.
10/15 'Tropicalia' exhibit ends.
11/20 Agreement is made for publication of Songs of the Seven Senses with Dodd, Mead.
11/24 Agreement is made for publication of Stowaways in Paradise with Cosmopolitan Book Corp.
00/00 In the fall, paints mural on paneled doors in Dorothy Putnam's new house in Fort Pierce, Florida.
03/21 Writes letter from Lexington Avenue, New York City.
00/00 Stays at a small art colony near Westport, Conn.
08/00 In Canada, to tour states.
09/00 Publishes 'Song of the Seven Senses'.
09/23 James Neill Northe and Margaret Scott Copeland announce intention to marry.
00/00 Publishes Cosmopolitan Book Corp. 'Stowaways in Paradise'.
10/29 Speaks at the Normal school, Dunkirk, New York.
12/11 Appears in Oakland at the City Club Theatre.
00/00 Lived in an adobe house in Taos, New Mexico for seven months.
02/10 Appears at Temple Beth Israel in Lima, Ohio.
03/00 Blanding to return by May 1.
00/00 Frank N. Moore paints the panels for the Picture Bridge. Blanding writes the poems.
00/00 Edythe Hope Genee marries Fred Genee.
10/00 Appears on national radio in syndicated shows.
01/12 Writes to Mrs. Frank W. Blanding from Los Angeles.
01/13 Appears on the Friday Morning Club's program, in Los Angeles.
01/16 Book signing at J.W. Robinson Company in Los Angeles.
01/19 Book signing at The Broadway Department Store, Los Angeles.
05/01 Luncheon lecture guest at the Hollywood Athletic Club.
00/00 Stayed for a time at the house of Legler Benbough in San Diego.
00/00 Meets Scotty Creager about this time.
00/00 Dark Thorn Flower wins first prize in Silhouettes poetry contest.
07/14 Agreement issued for Let Us Dream.
00/00 Appears at a party hosted by millionaire Drexel Biddle.
00/00 Edythe Hope Genee and husband move into 1154 North Ogden, North Hollywood.
11/01 Appears at H.C. Capwell's in Oakland to read from Let Us Dream.
12/12 Lectures on "A Vagabond's Adventures in Hawaii" at Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
00/00 Narrates a 35-minute documentary of Hawaii.
03/00 Involved in movies in Hollywood.
04/16 Appears on KGO-NBC Radio in Oakland.
07/04 James Austin "Kimo" Wilder dies.
09/03 Writes Beulah May from Highland Hotel, Hollywood.
00/00 Land of Gold is published.
00/00 On lecture tour until January.
12/25 Hubbard Hutchinson dies of lymphatic leukemia.
12/31 Spends New Years Eve with the Northes.
01/01 Is with the Northes for New Years.
00/00 Poet Arthur Truman Merrill Dies.
00/00 Does illustrations for the books 'Crystal Vision,' 'Gonfalon,' and 'Wings Against Dawn.'
00/00 Illustrates 'Ripe Breadfruit' for friend Armine von Tempski.
00/00 Submits manuscript to 'Fantasy Magazine."
00/00 Francesca Blake Hawes writes about Don in her book.
00/00 'Hollywood' poem is used in movie 'Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove'.
04/23 "April Again" is first published in the Lee Side o' L.A., Los Angeles Times.
06/00 Aunty Pinau dies in Hawaii.
07/09 Arrive at Charmain London's home with Armine and Al.
07/30 Writes Beulah May from Highland Hotel, Hollywood.
08/05 Writes Beulah May from Highland Hotel, Hollywood.
08/28 Los Angeles, Submits 'Three poems from Memory Room' to Fantasy Magazine.
09/00 Publishes 'Memory Room'.
09/24 Starts three-month lecture tour.
00/00 Appears with Prudence Penny on KFWB Radio.
10/04 Appears at H.C. Capwells in Oakland.
11/09 Appears in Marquette, Michigan. Lecture title: "A Voyage to Hawaii."
11/19 Writes to Beulah May from Highland Hotel, Hollywood.
12/17 Don Blanding interviewed on KFOX Radio.
12/25 Ends three-month lecture tour.
01/00 Stayed in a studio at the Highland Hotel in Hollywood for two months.
01/18 Visits art school friend Majel G. Claflin in Taos around this time.
00/00 Sketches from Memory Room shown at the Highland Hotel.
00/00 Writes interviews for a screen magazine (maybe Rob Wagner's Script).
00/00 Meets actress Joan Crawford on the set of "The Gorgeous Hussy."
00/00 Vagabond's House poem appears in 'Best Loved Poems of the American People'.
03/05 Taos Valley News reports Don and Scotty arriving in Taos.
03/12 "Easter in Paradise" article appears in the Taos Valley News.
04/12 First Annual Easter Sunrise Program held in Taos, Blanding reads poetry.
05/12 Addresses Taos Open Forum with "Loot from Vagabond's House."
05/27 Meeting held at Court Room regarding Vaudeville show directed by Blanding.
06/02 Rehearsal for "Taos Tourist Follies" held in Blanding's studio.
06/00 Don and Scotty spend several days in Carlsbad, and the Lava Beds of Socorro County.
06/00 Blanding appears in the Literary Digest, a photo and poem.
06/00 Don and Scotty go to California for about a week.
00/00 Armine von Tempski and husband Alfred Ball come from Hawaii to stay with Blanding in Taos.
07/07 "Taos Tourist Follies" written and directed by Blanding, Scott Creagor stage manager, two nights..
07/08 The Ball's go to Colorado Springs.
07/20 The Ball's return to Taos.
07/21 Don, Scotty and the Ball's leave for a trip to the Carlsbad Caverns.
08/00 Don and Scotty attend the Corn Dance at Santo Domingo.
08/08 Don Blanding and Scotty Creagor leave Taos.
08/00 Bought a trailer home and traveled in it for two months all over North America.
08/20 Waikiki Theatre opens in Hawaii.
09/00 Stays in Carmel, California.
09/15 Blanding is at a party thrown by the Cockburns.
09/19 Don and Scotty appear at Paul Elder's bookstore in San Francisco.
00/00 Writes column 'From a Window in Vagabond's House' for the Carmel Pine Cone.
10/07 Speaks at the Women's Club, Carmel.
10/00 Writes 'Pictures of Paradise.'
11/06 Has the first of three talks over KDON Radio, 8:00-8:30 p.m.
11/10 Has the second of three talks over KDON Radio, 9:00 p.m..
11/12 Has the third of three talks over KDON Radio, 9:00 p.m..
11/13 Has a 'Pictures of Paradise' autograph party at Holman's Department Store in Pacific Grove, 2:00 p.m.
11/27 Writes poem in the Carmel Pine Cone about Carmel Fleas.
12/24 Scotty's parents, Will & Pinkie, and younger sister Billie Jean arrive for holiday visit.
12/25 Big Christmas bash at Don & Scotty's: Armine von Tempski, Al Ball, Homer Hayes.
01/02 Creager's return to their home in Chowchilla.
01/00 Carmel Flea is mentioned in the Paris edition of the New York Times.
01/15 Apologizes for the Carmel Flea poem in the Carmel Pine Cone.
01/22 Writes to Eliza Sheppard from Carmel.
02/00 Returns from a three-week lecture tour.
03/05 Special edition of the Carmel Pine Cone devoted to Blanding.
03/29 Ted Malone reads the poem 'Rest of the Road' on his "Between the Book Ends" on CBS Radio.
04/05 Receives cable to come to Hawaii via Clipper.
04/07 Arrives in Hawaii from Alameda, California.
05/19 'Cruise of the Spun-Glass Ship' published in the Honolulu Advertiser.
00/00 In the Summer, Dorothy Putnam visits Don in Hawaii.
07/02 Amelia Earhart's plane disappears in the Pacific Ocean.
07/25 On the Big Island. The Hilo Tribune Herald does a cover story on Blanding.
09/00 Publishes 'The Rest of the Road."
09/18 Spreads mother's ashes at Waikiki.
10/04 Is working as a technical adviser to "Hawaii Calls."
10/11 Appears at J.W. Robinson Co. in Los Angeles.
11/07 In Seattle.
11/11 Visits Spokane, WA.
11/08 Buys a house in Carmel.
11/15 Has dinner with Armine and Al in Manhattan Beach, CA.
11/20 Back in Carmel.
01/00 James Neill Northe has a severe heart attack.
00/00 "Hawaii Calls" is released which was based on 'Stowaways in Paradise.'
00/00 Blanche Douglas Byles puts 'West of the Sunset' to music.
03/08 Lectures in Reno, Nevada.
03/00 Visits the Flying Flapjack ranch with friends.
03/13 Appears in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle's rotogravure section.
03/15 Speaks to the Sunset School P.T.A. in Carmel.
04/00 Has his tonsils removed, and a bout of neuritis in his right arm.
04/29 Publishes 'The Talisman' for the first time, in the Carmel Pine Cone.
06/00 Has a showing of his oil paintings, "Hawaiiana," in Carmel at the Little Gallery.
10/03 Talks to the Carmel Woman's Club.
10/20 Aunt Jessica Blanding dies in North Dakota.
12/01 Appears in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
01/25 Helen Ware dies of a throat infection in Carmel.
04/19 Arrives in Hawaii on the Lurline.
05/01 Lei Day celebration.
07/11 Writes to Roy Gibson from Hilo.
07/23 Staying in Hilo, Hawaii.
09/15 Returns to Mainland on the Honolulu Clipper.
00/00 'Driftwood' appears in Anthology of Oklahoma Writers.
00/00 Works on Vernon Kilns patterns.
10/17 Drifter's Gold is released.
10/23 Appears in a Los Angeles Department store.
10/27 Appears before the Carmel P.T.A.
11/03 Appears at the H.C. Capwells roof restaurant in Oakland to read exerpts from Drifter's Gold.
11/10 Appearss at Frederick & Nelson and Archway book stores Seattle.
11/11 Speaks to the Seattle for poetry clubs.
11/12 Ends promotional tour.
11/21 Returns to Hawaii via the China Clipper.
02/01 "A Night to Remember; The Beauties of Honolulu in the Beauty of Hawaii", The Outdoor Circle, McKinley Auditorium, 3 days.
02/03 Appears on the Don Lee Mutual Radio Station: KHJ.
02/00 Dorothy visits Don in Honolulu for five hours on her way to a South Seas Cruise.
02/18 Blanding flys back to Carmel via San Francisco.
02/20 "Are You A Bug" puppet show, written by Blanding.
02/22 Sells house in Carmel, California to Bob and Helen Spencer. Gives books to the Chowchilla Library.
03/06 Appears in Minneapolis for lecture.
03/08 Appears in Chicago.
00/00 Appears in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
00/00 Contributes 'Turkey at Vagabond's House' to Recipes of the Famous.
04/00 Visits Havana, Cuba?
04/25 Visits Dorothy in Fort Pierce, Florida...stays.
05/08 Flys to Havana, Cuba.
05/12 Returns to Fort Pierce.
06/13 Married to Dorothy Binney.
07/15 Don & Dorothy leave for New York to see publishers.
07/25 Return from New York.
08/00 Writes to Nellie Hayes McMurray.
08/04 Friend and secretary Scotty Creager dies in Honolulu.
09/00 Special 25th leatherbound edition of 'Vagabond's House' is issued.
11/00 Travels to Las Cruces, New Mexico and Grand Rapids, Mich.
11/00 Back in Fort Pierce.
12/00 Appears in Dallas, Texas.
12/04 Appears at the Sequoyah Knife and Fork Club, Lawton, Oklahoma.
00/00 Starts writing a daily column in the Fort Pierce newspaper.
01/11 Leaves for Central America.
01/00 Visits the Mayan ruins in Copan, Honduras.
01/00 Visits Havana, Cuba, Gutatamala, Nassau, Mexico.
00/00 Appears in Waynesville, North Carolina and Tampa, Florida.
09/00 Publishes 'Floridays'.
00/00 One of Don's poems is used by the National Roadside Council.
11/28 Writes to Fay Keheley from Fort Pierce, Florida.
12/00 Back in Fort Pierce, Florida.
12/07 The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor.
00/00 Joins the Church of Religious Science.
01/07 Starts lecture tour.
01/26 Appears in Dallas, Texas.
02/24 Visits Nashville, TN.
03/03 Appears in Denver, Colorado - stays at the Brown Palace.
03/04 Signs books at the Denver Dry Goods Company in Denver.
03/11 Appears in Provo, Utah.
03/18 Lectures to the Seattle WAC.
03/25 Booksigning at Frederick & Nelson tearoom in Seattle.
03/28 Booksigning at Rhodes Auditorium, Seattle.
04/00 Appears in Washington State, pens "Somehow" at the Roosevelt Hotel, Seattle.
04/09 Appears in Portland, Oregon - stays at Portland Hotel.
04/22 Leaves Portland, Oregon.
04/23 Is in Eugene, Oregon.
04/24 Arrives in San Francisco at 9pm, Chancellor Hotel..
04/25 Registers for the Army in San Francisco.
05/04 Leaves San Francisco.
05/07 In Chowchilla, CA.
05/09 Arrives in Los Angeles - stays at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.
05/20 Apears at the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Ladies Meeting.
06/01 Leaves Hollywood.
06/00 Returns to Ft. Pierce from lecture tour.
00/00 'Bataan falls!' published.
09/03 Enlists in the 208th Service Corps, stationed in Camp Upton, New York
09/05 Vaccinated for Smallpox.
09/21 Vaccinated for typhoid.
10/25 Vaccinated for Tetanus.
03/12 Honorably discharged from military service.
04/00 Was in Amarillo, Texas.
00/00 Stays at the Hotel Roosevelt, Hollywood while writing 'Pilot Bails Out'
06/04 Writes letter from Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood.
08/00 Publishes 'Pilot Bails Out'
10/24 'Soldier, What Did You See?" performed by John Charles Thomas on the NBC Westinghouse Hour.
11/16 Appears at a book fair in Van Nuys, California.
12/00 Was in Los Angeles.
12/02 Armine Von Tempski dies.
12/05 'Soldier, What Did You See?" repeat performance on the NBC Radio Network.
02/22 Appears before a poetry class in LA.
02/28 Arrives in Carmel, California. Stays until November.
03/05 Don Blanding is among those honored at a Phi Beta Artist's Tea in Los Angeles.
05/17 Annual conference of the Federation of Chaparral Poets, with speakers Don Blanding and Robert W. Service.
08/22 It's announced in the Los Angeles Times that Don Blanding is sponsoring a blood drive poetry contest.
11/26 Writes to Roy Gibson from Carmel.
00/00 Was in Los Angeles for whole year.
00/00 Stayed at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, California while writing 'Today is Here'
00/00 Divorces Dorothy Binney.
04/26 England's Anthony Eden reads "Be With Us Lord, In Times of Peace" at the San Francisco Conference.
00/00 Was in Los Angeles for whole year.
00/00 Designs Castle Cards series, with radio program "Vagabond's Castle."
00/00 Appears in Grant Pass, OR and Sequoia National Park, CA.
00/00 "Be With Us, Lord, In Times of Peace" with Norman Soreng Wright.
00/00 "Twelve Steps" is accepted for the national publicity of the March of Dimes.
09/20 Publishes 'Today is Here'
10/00 Begins monthly column for the Science of Mind Magazine.
10/09 Appears in Carmel for the Carmel Woman's Club, Edythe Hope Genee too.
10/29 Don and Edythe Hope Genee in Aberdeen, WA.
11/00 Visits Nellie Hayes McMurray in Seattle.
11/10 In Bend, OR.
11/13 Blanding-Genee Reception, Shattuck Hotel, Berkeley.
11/25 Appears at Nash's Bookstore in Pasadena, CA with Edythe Hope Genee.
02/26 Signs the publishing agreement for "In an Old Hawaiian Garden".
02/26 Irving Manoir gives a book to Blanding.
00/00 Visits Lawton, Amarillo, Houston, Plainview, TX, Eldorado, KS, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles.
00/00 Appears in Sequoia National Park, CA and Fort Pierce, Florida.
00/00 Fred Genee converts garage at 1154 North Ogden into a studio for Blanding.
00/00 Visits the home of friend L. Young Correthers.
04/14 Visits Oklahoma City.
06/00 Officially divorced from Dorothy.
10/15 Stays with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brown in Santa Rosa, California. Speaks to American Penwomen.
12/00 Bedridden with a broncial infection.
02/04 Ships manuscript for Mostly California to Dodd, Mead & Co.
02/17 Kicks off a three week lecture circuit until about March 10th.
02/07 Blanding talks with Arthur J. Babcock on phone about publishing Mostly California early.
04/00 Studio in North Hollywood is enlarged and fireplace added.
04/15 Appears at Redlands University as part of Writers' Week program.
05/08 Jokes about dieting at the annual banquet of the Dominant Club in Los Angeles.
05/14 Goes to Sequoia National Park to get away.
06/15 Leaves Sequoia National Park to return to Hollywood.
07/09 Returns to Sequoia National Park after three edgy weeks in Hollywood.
08/15 Edythe Hope Genee returns to Los Angeles.
09/07 Mostly California is released.
09/12 Leaves Sequoia National Park to prepare for California book promotion tour.
09/21 Appears at J.W. Robinson Co. store in Los Angeles, CA.
09/22 Appears at Brown's book shop, Long Beach, CA.
09/29 Appears on radio, Hal's Memory Room. Kiwani's Luncheon, Long Beach, CA.
10/04 Appears at the Broadway Hollywood (department store), Hollywood, CA.
10/08 Appears at the Broadway Crenshaw (department store), Los Angeles, CA.
10/09 Appears at Vroman's book store, Pasadena, CA.
10/13 Arrives in Carmel, California, for four days.
10/14 Appears at Spencer's House of Cards & The Village Book Shop, Carmel, CA.
10/15 Appears at the Sunset Auditorium, Carmel, CA.
01/09 Speaks at the Institute of Religious Science, topic: "Excess Mental Baggage."
01/16 Speaks at the Institute of Religious Science, topic: "Love Is The Key."
01/23 Speaks at the Institute of Religious Science, topic: "Making Dreams Come True."
01/25 Honor guest at the Westwood Hills Women's Club 17th Anniversary luncheon-meeting.
01/28 Speaks at the Los Angeles Zonta Club dinner, Athletic Club.
01/30 Speaks at the Institute of Religious Science, topic: "The Strong Heart."
02/06 Speaks at the Institute of Religious Science, topic: "Beauty Is In The Heart."
02/13 Speaks at the Institute of Religious Science, topic: "Childhood and the Beautiful."
03/14 Appears on KTTV Television as guest on Ted Beck's Kitchen.
03/23 Appears at the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Secretaries Association at the Alexandria.
04/18 Writes a letter which appears in the 60th anniversary edition of the Kingfisher Free Press.
04/21 Appears with Edythe Hope Genee at the Los Angeles Poet's of the Pacific meeting.
04/24 Reads poetry to the Native Daughters of the American West, Los Angeles
05/17 Appears in Van Nuys, California at a high school assembly club.
07/14 Is in Sequoia National Park, CA.
08/16 Performs in a concert at the Relands Bowl with Edythe Hope Genee, and dancers Slavina and Petra Chan.
00/00 Writes monthly "Don Blanding Page" for Let's Live Magazine.
12/26 Fred Genee dies in Long Beach.
00/00 Lives entire year in Los Angeles.
02/00 Release of the ''Vagabond's House' album by Tempo Records.
02/17 Appears in Van Nuys, California for the Los Angeles Legal Secretaries Association Night.
02/27 Publishes 'A Grand Time Living'
10/11 Appears in Van Nuys, California for a Woman's Club tea.
00/00 Provides the foreward for Hurlstone Fairchild's book.
00/00 Contributes poetry to 'Dawn: The Rise of the West'.
00/00 Writes a Saturday column "Don Blanding Says 'Aloha'" for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
00/00 Edythe Hope Genee marries Lloyd Sanderson.
00/00 'Sequins for Calico' is published by Edythe Hope Genee.
02/27 Speaks at the Los Angeles Elementary Teacher's Club.
05/01 Arrives in Bend, Oregon. Stays for 18 months.
09/03 Writes from Bend to Jack Argetsinger.
09/24 Appears in Portland, Oregon for a week.
10/07 Appears in San Francisco for three weeks.
11/04 Writes from Bend, Oregon. Plans on staying in Bend until possibly the spring.
04/19 Appears at Gill's.
07/00 Broadcast for Pacific Trailways on KIDO in Boise, Idaho.
08/00 Broadcast for Pacific Trailways on KIDO in Boise, Idaho.
08/25 Returns to Honolulu on a Pan American Clipper.
11/00 Writes from Honolulu.
00/00 Contributes two poems to American Aphrodite.
00/00 Goes on a year-long trip to Micronesia.
00/00 Writes from Agana, Guam, and Majuro, Marshall Islands.
00/00 Appears in New York City and Seattle, WA.
07/12 Ted Narramore dies in a plane crash.
08/10 Don writes a will.
09/05 Joins staff of 'Hawaiian Life' Magazine with column 'Vagabond's House.'
09/20 Appears on Television in Los Angeles. Also appears on radio's "Hawaii Calls."
09/26 Appears at First Methodist Church, Los Angeles.
09/27 Appears at the Broadway, Los Angeles.
00/00 Publishes 'Joy is an Inside Job'.
00/00 Createss seven fabric designs for Isle Manufacturers.
10/27 Writes to actress Laurette Luez, from Honolulu.
02/00 Writes from Honolulu.
00/00 Receives an honorary degree from Jackson College, Hawaii.
01/13 Fanny Heaslip Lea dies in New York City.
06/00 Living in Honolulu.
06/18 Signs books in Kaileea.
00/00 Publishes 'Hawaii Says Aloha'.
07/15 Writes the Rudes from Honolulu.
08/22 Edwin & Carmen Sawtelle leave Hawaii for LA.
00/00 The Glorious West in Color prints is published by Standard Oil Company, ending Sept. 5th.
09/21 Returns to live in Hollywood again.
00/00 Starts a series of lectures for Associated Clubs, Inc.
09/00 Writes from Los Angeles, CA.
11/22 Speaks on Religious Science at the American Legion Hall in Ventura, California.
12/00 Writes from Honolulu, HI.
01/10 Appears before the poetry department of Ebell of Los Angeles.
01/13 Lorraine Terhune Stevens dies in New York City.
01/24 Lecture at the Pasadena Church of Religious Science: "Joy is an Inside Job."
01/31 Lecture at the Pasadena Church of Religious Science: "The Grandest Time Living."
02/07 Lecture at the Pasadena Church of Religious Science: "Hawaii Says Aloha."
02/11 Appears in Carmel, CA.
04/18 Talks to the Arcadia Woman's Club, California.
06/24 Lectures at the Hotel Roosevelt, Hollywood.
08/16 Appears at Camp Maranatha, Cole, Los Angeles, Calif., Wash. DC, New York City.
09/18 Arrives in Anchorage, Alaska.
09/21 Speaks at the Knife & Fork Club in Anchorage.
10/14 Lectures in New York City at the Town Hall, "The Big Idea".
10/17 Lectures in New York City at the Town Hall, "There is a Song in Your Heart".
10/25 Leaves New York City.
11/10 Returns to Lawton, speaks at the Knife & Fork Club, signs books at Ratcliffe's Books.
11/11 Speaks in Billings, Montana.
11/29 Speaks in Walla Walla, Washington for the La Grande Knife & Fork Club.
12/06 Speaks in Southern California.
12/09 Blanding delivers a Christmas lecture.
12/30 Appears in San Diego, California.
01/06 Blanding lectures.
02/00 Is in Los Angeles until March.
03/00 Starts a three-month lecture tour.
03/10 Delivers the lecture "The Full Gesture."
06/08 Dies of a heart attack in his Los Angeles home.
06/14 Friends of the Library inherit estate.
07/15 Ashes scattered at sea in Honolulu.
12/00 Emily Carey Alleman publishes 'The Gypsy Heart' with foreward and illustrations by Blanding.
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