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Old 08-28-2011, 11:34 PM
Bob Reynolds Bob Reynolds is offline
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Yep. Right close to the "fresh breath machine".

For the uninitiated, in the old Officer's Quarters on the Sun Deck of the DELTA QUEEN, the hallway split around the smokestack. Outboard on both sides of the stack were doors leading out on deck. Capt. Jim Blum, a dedicated Anglophile, had me letter "Egress" in the alcoves leading to the doors. The "fresh breath" machine was the self-contained breathing apparatus stored in this hallway in a trunk. It was lettered as such, but Capt. Rip Ware called it the Fresh Breath Machine. We would joke that it contained toothpaste, a toothbrush, mouthwash, chewing gum, etc. for those (who will remain nameless) who were in need of such. Mel and Lexie know who they were.
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