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On Board

My mother sent this old photo to me the other day. It was taken aboard the SS United States, the fastest liner ever built in the United States. It was 1959 and we were on our way to England to spend time with relatives and friends. My Air Force father would join us later at Christmas. But for now, he left a dozen red roses and a card in our room to comfort my mother on the long journey ahead. It took about a week to reach England, but according to my mother, life aboard the liner was elegant and…

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