Dear Editor,

The news of Kenneth “Lord Blakie” Blake’s passing was a shock to me (“Kenneth ‘Blakie’ Blake, Carnival stalwart, dies,” The Daily News, Nov. 2, 2019). Mainly because I had written what is below three weeks ago to credit him as the catalyst for me shifting from a hoarder of books, magazines, periodicals, booklets and other materials to a contributor of same to our local archives and libraries.