Steamboats.org Homepage  
  not logged in.
           forgot password?

She Turned The Wrong Way

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2015, 12:42 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 762
Default She Turned The Wrong Way

I just received word that when they heard the Grand Old Lady had left Chattanooga, the workers at the Rabbit Hash Shipyard left their picket line..they had been on strike for "more" for the past five years. The Rabbit Hash Philharmonic started practicing a particularly romantic rendition of the Delta Queen Waltz and hishonor, the mayor, left his perch on the general store's front porch and went to the river to look for the Her Royalty's arrival. The boys in the boiler shop got the spare set of Weber W. Sebold boilers out of storage in anticipation. They'd been storing them for the past 40 yrs. hoping someday someone would refurbish a steamboat. The editors of the Rabbit Hash Bugle had the type all set for their first special edition in 50 years.
The towns movers and shakers had arraigned for newsman Les Nesman to come down from Cincinnati to provide live radio coverage of the steamers grand arrival.
When the Ol' Gal got to Paducah and turned left heading for Cajun Country instead of right, the workers went back on strike, the orchestra put their instruments away, the boilers went back into storage, the boys at the Bugle turned out the lights and went home, and Les Nesman never came.
We'll never know how history would have been different if her Majesty had just turned right.
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wolfe WRONG Pt. 2 Fred Carmichael River Talk & Cruises 0 07-05-2008 10:02 AM
T. Wolfe WAS wrong Fred Carmichael River Talk & Cruises 1 07-04-2008 12:09 PM
Democrat blog says Oberstar was wrong Jim Herron Save the DELTA QUEEN 1 06-05-2008 12:19 AM
Hoping T. Wolfe was wrong. Fred Carmichael River Talk & Cruises 6 06-02-2008 02:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All content on this site is copyright protected and may not be re-used without written permission.
Bookmark and Share