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Madame Nhu, 86, Vietnam, RIP

Facebook Friend Val Hughes writes of the death of former South Vietnamese First Lady Madame Nhu (shown at press conference in 1963): "I met her. She came to San Francisco to speak to the Commonwealth Club when my father was its President. Since I spoke French, he took me with him to meet her at the airport. With her was her daughter, about my age (maybe the one who died in 1967), with whom I got to visit after the limo dropped us at her hotel. My faux pas: asking what kind of music and dances they liked in Vietnam -- they were not allowed to dance." AP news story here.

Question: Have you ever met an important foreign dignitary?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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