Chapter 19 鈥淩alph the Heir鈥? Then one day my close friend and longtime tennis buddy here in Bentonville, George Billingsley, calledme up and asked me to join him on a canoe trip down the Spring River. He said he was bringing along anold friend named Lou Pritchett, who was a vice president with P&G at the time, and who wanted to meetme and talk about some things relating to our two companies. So I went along, and it turned out to be themost productive float trip I ever took with George. Mrs Keeling got up. 鈥楲ady Keeling will be only too gratified,鈥?said her husband. "And old Whitaker would say, 'You don't need to check us out with Dun and Bradstreet. We're thesame as General Motors.' 日本一道本高清二区_4438视频最新全国最大_在线伊人_中文字幕伊人永久网 鈥業 must say I am surprised at your not seeing Miss Propert home,鈥?she said. 鈥楢fter bringing her into my drawing-room and forcing me to be civil to her, you might have had the civility yourself to see her to her house.鈥? Yes, it is home, love, our home for a little while鈥攖he home that can carry us to the other end of the world, if you will. So the Walton family almost instinctively put a pretty tight lid on personal publicity for any of us, althoughwe kept living out in the open and going around visiting folks in the stores all the time. Fortunately, here inBentonville, our friends and neighbors protected us from a lot of these scavengers. But I did getambushed by the "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" guy at a tennis tournament I was playing in, andHelen talked to one of the women's magazines for an article. The media usually portrayed me as a reallycheap, eccentric recluse, sort of a hillbilly who more or less slept with his dogs in spite of having billionsof dollars stashed away in a cave. Then when the stock market crashed in 1987, and Wal-Mart stockdropped along with everything else in the market, everybody wrote that I'd lost a half billion dollars.