A Conversation with Manolie Nettavongs Jasper

By Shelah Miner

by Shelah Mastny Miner MANOLIE NETTAVONGS JASPER entered this world as a princess. She was born in the bed of her grandfather, the king, in the palace at Xiangkhouangville, Laos. Manolie’s grandfather lived to the age of 115 and spent time in his waning years personally teaching his young granddaughter. She says, “Grandfather believed in education …

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