Siam: Kenneth on When He Fell Asleep on His Hostess's Shoulder

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Siam: Kenneth on When He Fell Asleep on His Hostess's Shoulder


Kenneth took Margaret to Bangkok for the birth of their third child, Carol. The busy pace of life in the capital city quickly wore him down. One night there was a dinner party with the Horsts, the Proctors, and the Seigles. Kenneth was sitting next to Jeanette Seigle, who was on his right. Kenneth ate the soup that was brought to him, and the next thing he knew, he was waking up the next morning, in bed. He was told that he had been unconscious. Jeanette said she had been sitting there when suddenly she found Kenneth's head on her shoulder


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1933


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)

Sound File Location

Box 78: Item 1: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 55-60

Clip Location

Hour 59, clip 9


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth on When He Fell Asleep on His Hostess's Shoulder,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 28, 2020,