Bangkok, Thailand

February 1985

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Do these dancers look kind of familiar to you? We saw a dancing show yesterday – many of same steps you learned. Bill took lots of pictures! It is to be 96 degrees here today. We joined the worshipers a the Temple of the Emerald Buddha yesterday – very impressive.

Tomorrow (Bill’s birthday) we leave for Singapore for 2 days. Have a good weekend!
Love and Kisses, Mom

“Finger Nail Dance” one of the most beautiful Thai Classical Dances

Bangkok, Thailand

October 198?

The trip over was long as usual. Got in about 11:00 pm. Just bit late. I am just lying by the pool and resting.

This hotel is very nice about like the Mandarin in Jakarta in many ways but with a larger pool!

All OK so far. Will write regularly.
Love, Bill

The Regent Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

August 1989

Good to visit old friends – not enough time. Came for the 30th anniversary of AIT – many ceremonies, graduation, even lunch and inner with the Princess. On to Hong Kong for a few days then home. Am afraid La Jolla will be too dull for words after all this excitement.

Love Bob and Gunta

Bangkok, Thailand

February 1982

We visited here yesterday and it is all being refinished but still magnificent. We were met by Bob and Gunta on arrival and spent the day with them. They send you greetings.

Today we will shop, rest, sun and tonight travel to Karachi. It is HOT here.

Love, Bill and Va

The Emerald Buddha Temple, Bangkok


The Golden Pagoda, the Mondhop and the Parsart-pradhep-bidorn in the Emerald Buddha Temple, Bangkok, Thailand

Ruins of Phra Mahathat in Ayudhya Thailand

The ruins of What Rajburana built by Thai King Boromraja II in Ayudhya Province, Thailand

The Buddhist image in the Wat Mahatat, Ayuthaya Province, Thailand

Rangoon, Burma

Siamese Dancers

July 1953

Bill was to mail this from Bangkok on Saturday but didn’t have time. He went over on Friday AM and got back to Rangoon about 2 Sat. Aft. so you know he was rushed! He had 2 real honest to goodness steaks with trimmings while there – one of the reasons one goes to Bangkok from here.

Love, Dede

Bangkok, Thailand

April 1988

This is such a fun place. We are mesmerized by the river traffic in front of our hotel. My new suit is heavy black silk for winter, but not for your wedding! Wish you were here.

Love, Va

The Royal Barge Procession for the Royal Kathin Ceremony at Wat Arun, Bangkok. Thailand’s fabulous royal barges will form a stately procession to transport His Majesty the King to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) where His Majesty will present saffron robes to the monastic community.


July, 1987


I hope Lori transmitted my telex message to you that I arrived ok on schedule.

We had our first meetings yesterday and will be in full swing today. This morning I slept until 5:30 so feel I am now back to a normal adjustment to jet lag. Team seems compatible. As usual at this point the task seems impossible to accomplish – but we’ll do it. It’s in the 90’s but not much rain – but humid.

Love, Bill

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