Date: January 17, 2003 at 12:59:07 From: Keith Norrington, [18.104.22.168.nw.nuvox.net] Subject: Re: More Steamboat Celebrities
ALL OF US who have been, and are passengers/crew members on the boats are indeed fortunate! How well I remember folks, often with small children, standing on lockwalls and elsewhere at 3 AM, content simply to fill their eyes and ears with the glorious sights and magical sounds of the big sternwheeler. When tossed a handful of DQ doubloons or matches, they called their thanks and grasped it like it was gold. And Judy, I remember those BIG shopping bags of wrapped candy that you used to bring on the DQ to throw to people along the Upper Mississippi as we went through 26 locks between St. Louis and St. Paul -- and then back again. 52 lockages used up a LOT of candy!