I gave them the kind of backdrop to make them feel 'I really have arrived,'.

They couldn't think of enough bad things to say about me.

I had never seen such buildings. This whirling, twisting, colorful world, and when we were ready to leave, the lights went on! I thought at first the place was on fire. And then my uncle said, 'No, those are just electric lights -- and they were marvelous.'