The Scene: Letter Home

TO: Son John, in New York City

FROM: Mother, Aboard the M.S. Renaissance

You know how your father and I love cruises! Remember the gourmet tour of the Orient aboard the S.S. President Cleveland with Alvin Kerr of Gourmet magazine? And that flower-arranging cruise aboard the S.S. Mariposa with Bea Frambach, the president of the American Institute of Floral Designers? And the Photography Cruise? And the Golf Cruise? And as you know, Dad and I love nothing better than those marvelous bridge cruises run by Charles Goren.

But absolutely none of them compare with...

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