My name is Eileen Havey,
President of the National Vaughn Monroe fan club since 1942. I knew Vaughn
personally, and saw him hundreds of times. Vaughn himself appointed me
national president. I saw him perform in Boston, NYC, Ohio, Old Orchard
Beach, Maine, Canobie Lake Park and Hampton Beach, NH and many other
places. I received orchids from him when I had surgery in 1949. Whenever
my mother came with me, he would call her “Ma”.
I have two large posters and
many scrap books filled. Maree Lee and I became personal friends. I also
became quite friendly with his wife Marion and visited their Park Avenue,
New York apartment and their West Newton home.
I was on the WHDH radio program
in Boston with Vaughn in 1948 when he received an award. I have a sound
recording and an 8 x 10 portrait of this.