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Episode 8 & Episode 9 | The Many Journeys of Lam Lo Parts 2 & 3

Episode 8 & Episode 9 | The Many Journeys of Lam Lo Parts 2 & 3

The Los and the Greenbergs, members of Temple Isaiah, the synagogue that sponsored the Lo family when they arrived in America. The Greenbergs still exchange holiday cards with the Los every year.

The Los and the Greenbergs, members of Temple Isaiah, the synagogue that sponsored the Lo family when they arrived in America. The Greenbergs still exchange holiday cards with the Los every year.

If you haven't yet listened to Part 1 of Lam Lo's story, click here.

In Part 2, Lam Lo is determined to escape Vietnam. He and Ann, his wife, hike through the jungle at night, looking for a path to the sea. After several failed attempts, they find passage on a boat of 325 people to Malaysia. Eventually, they wind up at the refugee camp on Bidong Island. Bidong had an estimated capacity of 4,500 people. In 1979, the year the Los arrived, the population on the island surpassed 40,000.

In Part 3, Lam shares how the Los came to the United States, and how they re-made their lives and careers after arriving to America with only $2. $2. He also offers pragmatic advice on how to have a long-lasting and good marriage.

Sometimes as a writer, the hardest part of writing a story is doing its subject justice. Such is the case here. I'm very grateful to Lam Lo and his family, especially Alex, for entrusting me with it and for sharing it. It has made me laugh and cry, and I'm humbled to share it with you.

The Los circa 1981. What? You could tell it was 1981?

The Los circa 1981. What? You could tell it was 1981?

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Lam and Ann celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016.

Lam and Ann celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016.

Episode 10 | Charlotte Reeder & a Life's Work

Episode 10 | Charlotte Reeder & a Life's Work

Episode 7 | The Many Journeys of Lam Lo (Part 1)

Episode 7 | The Many Journeys of Lam Lo (Part 1)