07 June 2009

Cultural Exchange

Among the 1,859 passengers arriving on the RMS Queen Mary on this day in 1948 was a 55-year-old Brit in a ten-gallon hat, armed with a bow and arrow who said he wanted to get to Texas. Tom, a former blacksmith, expressed interest in seeing cowboys and Indians, while his wife, Lucy, upon first glimpse of Manhattan's skyline gasped, "Billingsgate was never like this!"

St. Petersburg Times, Florida USA

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