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Offline Rod

My final trip
« on: Aug 18, 2011, 03:25 AM »
After nearly 20 years, I did my final voyage, with my family, and a lot of my worldly goods, to emmigrate to the US. I was an extra and not expected to work. What were they going to do? Sack me? Well I worked...not as hard as usual...But I got asked one lunchtime by Eve Ththerleigh the, physiotherapist: Do you like chrystal? ...what kind...what pattern etc...She did it so off habdedly...didnt suspect a thing....
Well I threw open the Wardy to everybody one lunchtime for drinks Crew as well,  Capt Woodall came in with bothe Chiefs, Hotel manager Exec Chef the whole nine yards. Woodall called for quiet and proceeded to show me what the ships company had bought me with their collection! ALOT of Waterford Chrystal of the same pattern that I had been collecting one glass at a time.
Over $4000 dollars worth of glass!. Then I got the Wardrooms present on top of that...3 CASES of Famous Grouse whiskey that I had been known to imbibe from time to time.

Thankfully Bob Venning was able to get me through customs at no charge....
BUT, Thank you QE2, QE2 Shipmates and pax for a mostly great 20 years!

Pat Curry

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Re: My final trip
« Reply #1 on: Aug 18, 2011, 07:01 PM »
Great story, esp customs ;D  When was this Rod?

Offline Rod

Re: My final trip
« Reply #2 on: Aug 19, 2011, 12:21 AM »
Dec 1988!

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: My final trip
« Reply #3 on: Aug 19, 2011, 07:17 AM »
What a fabulous time to have been on board! You must have seen all the major changes in the ship's life, until she almost reached the shape she was in for the next twenty years...

I love the story of your farewell party -- what a wonderful gift to have given you! I imagine that most of those glasses are still intact and being used. A different story for the Famous Grouse of course...

 

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