Cute story, sometimes kids will get into mischief. The best story I have is a bit sentimental. In the winter of 1908/1909 my mother's family left Germany to come to America. Don't know where he got his information, but Grandpa said there was going to be a big war, & when it was over, he would be on the winning side. They arrived in New York Harbor in March, 09. The morning they arrived there was an awful commotion on the ship at dawn. Seems the captain pulled up short during the night. When the rising sun lit up the top of Lady Liberty and the base was still in the shadows, he laid long & hard on the boat whistle. All the passengers ran on deck in their night clothes to see the sight, they had made it. Sure enough, the war started in 14, when it ended in 1917 or 18 they were high & dry near Cedar Rapids, Ia. Fast forward to Sep, 1987. I was driving a bus tour out of Minneapolis to the east coast. While overnighting in NYC I got a call from my boss. Mom had died that day. He offered to fly a relief driver to take over the tour so I could fly to California to be with family. I made a few calls, services would be set for the next Sunday, tour scheduled to end on Thursday, so I could complete it. Called him back, just get me a plane ticket to fly west on Friday. Part of the tour the next day included taking the tour group out to Liberty & Ellis Islands. Obviously I was a bit misty-eyed, but otherwise ok. Boss had called my group leader to give her a "heads up" & keep an eye on me. We worked many tours together over the years, always worked well. After the funeral, Mom's cremated remains were flown over the ocean & scattered. She left the Old Country at age 3, returned to the earth just a few weeks short of 82, more than half way around the world. I researched through the Morman website, have name & picture of the ship they came on, along with the passenger list & details of the trip. Willie
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