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Re: No cost, no obligation

Jun 15, 1998 03:01 PM
by Dallas TenBroeck

June 15th

My mother found a copy of THE SECRET DOCTRINE in 1921 in the
SANTA MONICA LIBRARY, took it home and started reading it in the
evening.  Said to my father "Bill, this is what you and I have
been looking for."  They started reading from the beginning  and
were very interested in the Proem and the Introduction. And soon,
they found themselves (this is their story to us children) out of
their depth, and looked in the phone book for "Theosophical" and
also saw an ad in the paper for a ULT lecture on Sunday at the
Metropolitan Building in L A -- went, and found it was what they
really wanted -- both were excellent students the rest of their

I believe that Soph and I have both profited from the early
contact, but like everyone, at some time we had to decide whether
Theosophy was "sense or nonsense."  I was in my fist year of
college and found out that my knowledge was very inaccurate and
limited.  Determined to study it for myself intensively.  I
became convinced that it was coherent and reasonable.  Ever since
I have been studying and verifying it, making sure that the ideas
intermeshed and were useful.


> Date: Monday, June 15, 1998 10:45 AM
> From: "Thoa Thi-Kim Tran" <>
> Subject: No cost, no obligation

>Dear Dallas:
>>Glad to read your back and forth between my writing and
>>Annette's -- more can now be added from my today's MSG to her.
>>As to my name.  It is of Scottish origin.  A small town near
>>Edinburgh from which my Mother's ancestors descend.  She was
>>grand daughter of George Mifflin Dallas who was Vice-president
>>under Polk (Civil-war days).  Dallas in Texas (and some other
>>towns) was named in his honor, and at the time was just a dusty
>>cross road in the vast Texas plains with a few buildings
>>scattered around.  So  ?
>I'm interested in knowing about people, that's all.  Whenever I
go into
>someone's home, I look at the photographs.  Although they're not
members of
>my family, I still hold a fascination for them.  You don't have
to answer
>any of my questions if they're too personal.  You obviously have
>interesting life history.  At what point did your family line
>Thoa :o)

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