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Lydia Vorhees met us. She had been on the Digest for years.
Ralph said, “you're going to love her.” Indeed we did. Her
husband is in the United States embassy there. It was Lydia
who took us on that wonderful trip in Thailand on the clongs
(canals) and took care of us for the whole three days that
we were there. She helped my wife and Mrs. Deutsch buy out
Thailand. We had previously bought out Hong Kong, but the
two girls found about 18,000 more things in Thailand.
Lydia was just invaluable to us.
So the Digest connections made our trip infinitely
more pleasant than it would otherwise have been. In Hong
Kong besides the Thompsons, the girl who seemed to be
running things took us to a big party on a junk out in the
harbor. It was one of our most exciting evenings in Hong
Kong. She turned out to be a girl I had met very many
years before. She was a daughter of Lin YuTang.
That's somebody that I still want to hear about. Did
you know him at all?
Oh, yes. We did a book of his.
I think he's a fascinating man myself. Did you ever
Of course. We got to know him and his wife. I
thought that Lin YuTang was more a businessman than anything
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