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Old 10-10-2013, 04:49 AM
 
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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Oh man. The second time we were transferred to Hawaii we went by ship. I was seasick the entire time. Coming back 5 years later I had Dramamine and it saved me. All I could keep down on the way over was consommé. On the way back I ate everything that would come loose.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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Me too, Ketabcha, I was 4 years old when my mother took my younger sister and me to Germany to visit her sisters and brothers in 1950. I think the boat trip took two weeks and I was seasick from the moment we left the dock. I dont recall whether no one had seasick pills or if they just didnt work on me -- but I couldnt keep anything down except soup. And the whole month that we were in Germany, I was anticipating the return boat trip and that horrible nausea.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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Me too, Ketabcha, I was 4 years old when my mother took my younger sister and me to Germany to visit her sisters and brothers in 1950. I think the boat trip took two weeks and I was seasick from the moment we left the dock. I dont recall whether no one had seasick pills or if they just didnt work on me -- but I couldnt keep anything down except soup. And the whole month that we were in Germany, I was anticipating the return boat trip and that horrible nausea.
We hit a hurricane on the way over and the ship was listing at horrible angles. My sister was a baby and we had to tie her crib to the pipes. The crib didn't have wheels but it was moving all over the cabin.
Something I just thought of were the bells that rang for the meals. There were 3 sittings and we were bell 2. I now know why I am so alert to bells on an elevator marking each floor.

Wow, TFW, that was a long time for you on board ship.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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Yes, two weeks was a very long time, Ketabcha. My sister (younger by 10 months) had a great time -- it was apparently like a cruise, with lots of activities. And we may have stopped at a lot of ports on the way -- I dont recall because I spent the entire time sick in bed.

I dont remember anything about the return trip. Perhaps someone in Germany gave my mother some really strong meds that helped me sleep all the way back home. My mother went back to visit her family every 3-4 years and always asked me to go along, but I was determined never to get on a boat/ship again.
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