(Next post on Monday: Raymond Lufkin, Illustrator and Designer)
Now that the Christmas season is so near we at the Service Men’s club are beginning to get cards and letters from our boys and girls from all points of the compass.Today we receive the Christmas card gotten out by the “ol’ 97th Bombardment Group”, from S/Sgt. Henry P. Chapman, 12044277, Headquarters, 97 Bombardment Group, APO 520, New York city. Says Sgt. Chapman: “Africa, Yuletide Greetings, the name Sarasota will always be synonymous with unselfishness, kindness and munificence to us of the “ol’ 97th.”
Do you know what’s so crazy? I looked up something one day, and I found on the Internet that I was Hank Chapman’s first wife. I don’t know where they ever got that. When I met Hank, he was married to Gloria, whom he called Toni, and we knew her as Toni. They became very good friends of ours. So how did I get married to Hank on the Internet? How do things like that happen?
... In 1955, Arnold Hano moved with his wife Bonnie and their daughter Laurel to Laguna Beach, California.
After a New Mexico vacation in 1952, free lance writer and photographer Henry P. Chapman quit his editorial staff job with a New York publishing house and moved West. Today an adobe in Tesuque is his home and office, and the Indians of the Tesuque Pueblo his neighbors.Henry and his wife, Toni, have “prospected for facts and photos all over the world and in most of the 49 United States.” His article in this month’s Desert, “Rockhounding with a Camera,” tells how they gather “treasure” in the Southwest.
Chapman, Henry P. 58—Passed away at his home in Tesuque, Thursday afternoon following a sudden illness, veteran of World War II and a resident of Santa Fe area for the last twenty years. Survived by wife Toni. Arrangements to be announced later through Memorial Chapel.