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Old 06-17-2013, 04:11 PM
Wesley Paulson Wesley Paulson is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Default DQ Memories

I cruised on the DQ in 1996 - the result of a dream kindled by my Aunt Katie's trip in about 1966. My grandfather set up a matching fund for my wife and I - if we saved for one ticket he'd pay for the other. I remember choking up as we pulled away from Robin Street as the calliope played "I'm Talking Dixie". Then we raced the American Queen past St. Francisville and the AQ played the "Old Gray Mare" as she paddled by on the outside of the bend in the river. Finally, Marcy's story about playing "Claire de Lune" on MQ as told by her in a Riverlorian talk still brings chills when I hear the song.

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