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Page 1 Page 2 London Last Dinner on the Titanic
So the year that Titanic was really big news, my mom bought this cookbook called "Last Dinner on the Titanic" with recipes from first, second, and third class.  My parents and their friends were the staff.
Some of them worked harder than others.
The staff had to be well-dressed, of course.
Here my mom is preparing the dessert we had, which was called "Oranges en Surprise" and was somewhat related to Baked Alaska.
We all know that in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, poorly-paid seamstresses worked by hand into the wee hours of the night to finish elaborate dresses for their customers.
They might not have been quite this cheerful, though.
First class passengers Miss S. Ward, Miss J. Allan, and Miss L. Craciun wait cheerfully for the lifeboats in the Palm Court Cafe.  I think that Laura's (Miss Craciun's) dress was probably the most successful, which was strange, since we threw it together the week before from things we found at Value Village.
Later on, the passengers started to get a little rowdy.  Left to right, Miss S. Enns, Mr...um, well, that's Blue and he doesn't really have a last name; Miss L. Craciun, Mr. R. Pinkerton, Miss. J. Allan; middle row Mr. O. Kirkaldy and Mr. M. MacRae; front row Me!
Malcolm photographs particularly well.
Malcolm and Jean.
Laura and Rob.
Malcolm and Jean again.  Despite any appearances to the contrary in these photos, Malcolm and Jean are not only not an item, but show no signs of ever becoming an item.  I'm only saying this because they keep accusing us of trying to set them up, when really they only end up seated together and stuff because Malcolm is Owen's perpetually single best friend and Jean is my perpetually single best friend.  So if anyone out there is looking for a Nice Young Man or a Nice Young Lady, just let me know...(Malcolm or Jean, if you're reading this, please don't kill me!)
We got these chocolate cigars that were supposed to be for the enjoyment of the gentlemen.  Malcolm seems to be enjoying these cigars a great deal.
 
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