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More Stories - The Way We Were
Aboard the Queen Elizabeth
The next morning at breakfast everything went fine and lunch went off pretty well,
and as I stated before we all had the same thing so no problems for our stewards.
So here we go to dinner as usual we all ordered the
same thing. Now here we go again - all was well, but when Sheila was served and
she reached over to cut Stevens food, lo and behold she did the same thing and also
forgot her British etiquette. Consequently her plate was removed. Ha! She glared
at me and I shrugged my shoulders and waited. She beckoned her steward and was given
the same reproach I had received, but then as I said, you do not get Sheila upset.
Things seemed to be going smoothly; no one got seasick, the weather was beautiful one could not ask for more. Sheila and I were really enjoying being waited on - no housework or cooking - oh, what a life. We lounged around on the deck and the children were having a great time what could go wrong? We soon found out when we went to find the two youngest boys who had been gone for some time. We went to look for them. They had said something about playing shuffle board on the upper deck. Now remember Steven was not quite 4 years old and Edward was 6 years old. They seemed to have adjusted to life aboard ship and kept themselves entertained, but as you know, boys will be boys. So we got a little suspicious they had been gone longer than usual.
We found them having a wonderful time. There
they were. As we approached and started up the stairs to where they were something
came whizzing down from above, Sheila and I were both startled, what the heck!!
We looked at the floor below and there lay one of the pucks from the shuffleboard
game. We looked up to see our two little angels dropping them and laughing,
thinking this was fun. All we could think was “Thank God” there were very
few passengers around and evidently there was no one hurt. Needless to say we did
not see the humor in this and after giving the boys a good tongue lashing.
We took each to their respective cabins, I might add, lecturing them all the way,
and told them they were grounded for the rest of the morning.