By KELLY STEARNS/AFP/Getty Images”I want to tell the story of my dad’s first trip to the grocery store.
I can tell you, when he returned to work that day, he was surprised.
I mean, we had just spent three weeks in Thailand, and we’d been out of the country a month.
The only thing he’d brought back was a few dollars in cash.
I remember looking at him, thinking, This is a great trip, and I want to keep it that way.”
On April 4, 2006, a few months after the arrival of a shipment of rice from the United States, the American ambassador in Bangkok, David P. Kelly, arrived at the airport to board a flight to the Philippines.
It was his first trip overseas since coming to power in Thailand in 1980.
The new Thai president, Prayuth Chan-ocha, had just been inaugurated.
Kelly and a team of Americans and Thai officials would soon begin a yearlong journey that would lead them to the capital, Bangkok, where they would spend several weeks at a time at a local market.
But it was a visit to the market that would be the most memorable moment of Kelly’s career, as he would become one of the first Americans to visit the market and become the first to see a tiger.
Kelly’s father, Tom, a retired Navy officer who worked in the marine industry in New Jersey, had been working as a seasonal worker at the Thai market since 1988.
After the arrival in Bangkok of the shipment of a ton of rice, Kelly, who had just graduated from college, became convinced the rice was not from the Philippines but was from the same region as the Philippine island of Luzon.
“I was very skeptical,” Kelly said.
“I don’t think we’d ever seen anything like this before.
The rice was white, the meat was not like the meat we ate in the States.
I thought it was just some Chinese junk food.
But when I saw it, I was hooked.”
At first, Kelly was skeptical about the rice, but then he began to feel that something was wrong.
Kelly and his team were on the second floor of the Market House Restaurant in Bangkok.
The restaurant was closed for the first time in five years, and the rice wasn’t from the US, so he decided to spend the day at the Market Place.
Kelly had heard about the World Food Prize and wanted to make sure his wife and kids could get to the markets.
The two of them went up to the third floor of Market Place to watch the rice being loaded onto a truck.
“My wife and I were like, How are we going to get to it?
We were like 5-foot-3, so it was impossible,” Kelly recalled.
“We walked around the street and saw the rice truck going past us.
We were so excited.”
Kelly and his family were stunned.
“At first I was a little scared,” Kelly told me.
“Then I remembered I was the youngest person there, and then I started to walk up to that truck.
I looked at it and thought, Wow, it’s so big, it can be a huge truck.”
Kelly’s family was not expecting the rice to be a problem.
But the rice would be a gift from a country that was already dealing with an epidemic of food poisoning.
In the past two months, nearly 500,000 people in Thailand have died of foodborne illnesses linked to contaminated food.
The rice, which was made from dried, wild rice grown in the Philippines, was shipped to the US on April 10, 2006.
The first shipment arrived from the Philippine mainland, and it was brought to the United State on April 11.
It had to pass through Customs and Border Protection in New York before it could be processed.
Kelly’s team had been able to inspect the shipment before it left for the US.
The Department of Agriculture’s Inspection Service had confirmed that it was safe.
It wasn’t until the next day, April 12, that Customs officials finally received confirmation that the rice had passed through.
The shipment was still awaiting customs clearance, but Customs agents had told Kelly’s family that the shipment was safe, according to Kelly.
The first shipment of US rice was delivered on April 14 to the White House.
It contained about 2,000 pounds of rice.
Kelly was not allowed to meet with the Rice Commission, an advisory group of USDA scientists, because it was considered sensitive information, and he was barred from meeting with other members of the panel.
The White House told Kelly he had a “duty to protect.”
“I said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me,'” Kelly said in an interview with ESPN.
“You’ve never been told anything like that before.
We’re the only ones with a direct line to the Department of Justice, and that’s where the government comes in, and they’ve told me I’ve got a duty to protect.
That’s why I’m here. The whole