Time To Dance On The Moving Deck (Page Three)
Attention On Deck... The Ships CEO Has An Announcement
"Welcome aboard... Thank You Les & Roberta for the wonderful cruise!"
The membership is captivated with a description of the journey
Celadon, Mint, or Honeydew green? That is the question?
Did You Know? - Green comes in a lot of shades....
Celadon /ˈsɛlədɒn/ is a pale greyish shade of green. A glaze of this color is commonly used in Chinese and Korean pottery.
It is normally associated with a pale sea-green pigment though the style originally was made with much darker pigments. The pale green pigment came from the artisans who used specific clays and potting techniques to create the style now associated with the name.
Honeydew is a pastel tint of spring green. The color honeydew is a representation of the color of the interior flesh of a honeydew melon.
Mint Cream, a pale pastel tint of spring green. The color mint cream is a representation of the color of the interior of an after dinner mint (which is disc shaped with mint flavored buttercream on the inside and a chocolate coating on the outside).
We tried to guess which one but alas... Too many choices!
The important thing is they found the Tiki Bar
Did You Know? - The first tiki bar was named "Don the Beachcomber", and was created in Los Angeles in 1933 by Ernest Gantt (aka "Donn Beach"). The bar served a wide variety of exotic rum drinks (including the popular "Sumatra Kula" and "Zombie cocktail") as well as Cantonese food, and displayed many artifacts that Gantt had collected on earlier trips through the tropics. When Gantt was sent to World War II, Don the Beachcomber flourished under his ex-wife's management, expanding into a chain of 16 restaurants.
When Gantt returned from the War, he moved to Hawaii and opened "Waikiki Beach", one of the two archetypal tiki bars. The bar was designed to evoke the South Pacific, with palm trees, tiki masks on the walls, a garden hose that showered a gentle rain on the roof and a myna bird that was trained to shout "Give me a beer, stupid!" The bar was located on the beach, lit by tiki torches outside which enhanced its primitive ambiance.
We have landed in the tropics
"Did someone say mixer" (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
New partners... New steps... New shoes?
"Whoa... Where did all the ladies go???"
"Do you feel the ship moving??"
It's clear sailing on the dance floor
"We are about to head for the dance floor" (Courtesy of Gary Gray)
I knew a man and he danced with his wife....
Dance like no one is watching ....
When the band plays, the Nightlighters are on the move...
Meanwhile in the back of the room we have a "photo op"
Our bartender was the photographer and he was counting to two
"Hang on... This is my speciality dance... The Conga-Waltz!"
Dancer to Tower... Dancer to Tower...
Ready for takeoff
"We are now at cruizin' altitude"
The room is alive and well
They are attempting to tire out the band... Succeeding well so far!
The song you ask??? Sea Cruise!
Did You Know? - "Sea Cruise" is a song written and sung by Huey "Piano" Smith.
Bruce and Dotti and moving with the ships motion
Serious visiting is underway
iPhone are the new flip-out wallet pictures
Gary explains his new dance step
Getting ready to dance
"Yes... What happened in Catalina stays in Catalina!"
Penny and Gary compare notes... Yes, indeed, it was a C-Flat
What??? Leaving the floor?
The floor is busy this evening
Gary is in action... Watch out!
Gary and Marion are on deck
Can you name the cars??
Did You Know? - America was laid down under the first Maritime Commission contract on August 22, 1938, at Newport News, Virginia, by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. She was one of the few ocean liners, American or otherwise, that had her interiors designed by women - the New York firm Smyth Urquhart & Marckwald.
The stodginess and overwrought decor from liners of the past was jettisoned to create a comfortable and friendly ship. Interior design and furniture were installed to provide an atmosphere of cheerfulness and sophisticated charm.
America was launched on August 31, 1939 and was sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of then-President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt.
America entered service as the flagship of the United States Lines on August 10, 1940, when she commenced her maiden voyage.
She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America (carrying this name three different times during her career), the USS West Point, the SS Australis, the SS Italis, the SS Noga, the SS Alferdoss, and the SS American Star. She served most notably in passenger service as the SS America, and as the Greek-flagged SS Australis for Chandris.
In 1941, she carried two Nazi spies from the Duquesne Spy Ring in her crew: Erwin Wilhelm Siegler and Franz Joseph Stigler. Both men were charged by the FBI with espionage and sentenced to 10 years' and 16 years' imprisonment, respectively.
Abe gets his ship-board hat
Looking good Abe
The music restarted
Great Grandma Sue shows off Lillianna
Kathy shows the latest San Francisco trip
Jose and Sherri grace the dance floor
Your photographers slip out from behind the camera
Good bye dear friends and drive safely
Song: Theme From Victory At Sea
Victory at Sea is a documentary television series about warfare in general during World War II, and naval warfare in particular, as well as the use of industry in warfare. It was originally broadcast by NBC in the USA in 1952–1953.
It was condensed into a film in 1954. Excerpts from the music soundtrack, by Richard Rodgers and Robert Russell Bennett, were re-recorded and sold as record albums.
The original TV broadcasts comprised 26 half-hour segments—Sunday afternoons at 3pm (EST) in most markets—starting on October 26, 1952 and ending on May 3, 1953.
The series, which won an Emmy award in 1954 as "best public affairs program", played an important part in establishing historic "compilation" documentaries as a viable television genre.