Siam Furlough: Kenneth on the Affair of His Two Damascene Rugs

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Siam Furlough: Kenneth on the Affair of His Two Damascene Rugs


Kenneth tells the story of two nice rugs he bought in Damascus. On his way to New York he passed through Marseilles (France) and was required by customs to pay $100. Eventually an American shipping company representative offered to ship them to New York. Kenneth reunited with his family in the US and nine months went by without the rugs coming. When they finally arrived, they stank. Kenneth discovered that the rugs arrived in New York and the mission board shipped them to Siam, thinking the Landons were still there, but they were shipped back to the US.


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1931


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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 82: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" CDs 51-75

Clip Location

Hour 61, clip 3


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam Furlough: Kenneth on the Affair of His Two Damascene Rugs,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 24, 2020,