Originally Posted by Douglas
It's looking like my family, including my parents and brother (along with our wives and my kid), are going to take a family cruise around the Mediterranean aboard the Sea Cloud yacht.
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Which is pretty cool on its own; the Sea Cloud is not a typical cruise ship; it is a once-privately-held sailing yacht built for E.F. Hutton and his wife, Marjorie Meriwether Post. It was, at one time, the largest private yacht in the world:
What is particularly cool about our family going on this cruise as paying customers is that my great-grandmother once sailed the world on this particular boat... as the help. She fled her native Scotland for the U.S. after giving birth to my grandmother out of wedlock; rejected and scorned by family and community she started a new life in the U.S., leaving my grandmother behind to be raised by an aunt back in Scotland. She found work as a nanny, and worked for the Post family, raising one of the children, and as a consequence traveled with the family aboard this same boat. We have an old family photo of her, as a young woman, aboard the ship with the child.
Years later, my grandmother followed her mother to the US, where she married and had children of her own, who had children of their own, who had children of their own (well, only one so far). To have three generations on this particular boat to live the "upstairs" experience is, I think, a pretty romantic bookend to a very American story.
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
^so when did the thrifty scottish lineage merge with thrifty asians?
servant socials were pretty wild back in the day
Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7
This is a before and after shot of him this year. Crazy!
I liked him when he was still playing kevin arnold.
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