13 February 2010

Ready for All Our Meals

Excerpted from the column "Canadian Plowmen Abroad" by W.L. Clark in the Coaticook Observer, Sherbrooke, Quebec, on this day in 1948:

ABOARD THE QUEEN MARY:  After the excitement of preparing for our trip to Britain - packing, making sure our visas and tickets were in order, sight-seeing in New York, interviews with the press, radio broadcasts and many other activities - the "Champs" and I were happy to relax on board the illustrious liner Queen Mary.

On board the Queen Mary, each day's program was much the same. The passage was not rough but there was a heavy swell all the way, so much at times chairs were overturned and dishes broken. We stood the trip well, however, and were ready for all our meals. Each afternoon a movie was shown in the lounge which the passengers appreciated very much.

When we pulled into Southampton, a representative of Ontario House came on board and helped us through Cusoms [sic] and to the First special train for London.


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