A Lovely Surprise

Back in 2008, when we were on a cruise around the British Isles, we had the most wonderful tablemates for dinner. They were three lovely “southern ladies” from Birmingham AL – Rebecca, her mother Jean and their friend Vangie. We had many laughs and ended up closing the dining room every night

We kept in touch with Rebecca over the years but had no idea she’d be on the Eclipse cruise with us.

About halfway through we were sitting in the Captain’s Club breakfast lounge and Maria said. “I think I saw Rebecca sitting over there when we came in.”

“We can go see,” I said. “But let’s make sure it really is her. I’d feel pretty dumb if we were wrong.”

As it turned out I needn’t have worried because Rebecca recognized us right away. She was on the cruise with Jean and her sister-in-law Cindy. Vangie was actually on another cruise so she missed this one.

We got together for some drinks and socializing later.

Here’s Maria with the 3 Southern ladies – Jean, Rebecca, and Cindy. We had a blast getting caught up on the news and remembering old times.

Later in the cruise, we went to the Captain’s Club tea and the ladies meant Dave and Sarah. Finally, they got to meet the grandchildren as well. A good time and a wonderful surprise.

Rebecca and her mother are off on some more cruises later this year. Bon voyage ladies!

Published by Ray MacDonald

Ray MacDonald is a retired food scientist who lives in Almonte, ON.
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