Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 123
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September 10, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 123

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T » rt,-lfp^o rl t' :'' H»'"'\. Roorr. Air Conditioned. .,,! AC.CVI' o- C.ili HOT SPRINGS 703-839-S351 South Wind Motel Apartments 5301 NORTH OCEAN BOULEVARD MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. 29577 * OCEAN FRONT* · Apartments, Efficiencies Bed Rooms · Restaurant · Golf Privileges · Championship courses, including Dunes Club · Sauna Bath · Gymnasium · Lounge · Putting Green · Covered Heated Pool · Kiddie Pool · Beach Cabanas · Children's Playground · Life Guard JVriteJw GolfersPackage Brochure for Fall. Winter and Spring ind Mold und Aporlmenti 5 JO I ». 0e.n loult.nrd, Myrtle tench, $. C. C-4 2»577 A Journey with Laura Bv Connie Shearer 22m CHARLESTON. W.VA. "You must be crazy," they all said when I announced that I was going to take my almost-three-year-old daughter to New York City. But I knew all would go well and it did, and now Laura recalls with fond memories her week-long v i s i t to Washington, D.C. and New York City. I was fortunate in that I could watch my daughter have dozens of new experiences away from her n o r m a l s u r r o u n d i n g s . Probably the most exciting experience was my own. I saw the fabled impolite, rude, pushy New Yorker from a different angle. I saw him react to a little curly- headed visitor--I saw his better side. I had promised Laura a train ride and every time we crossed the South Side bridge, she reminded me of my promise. So early on Saturday morning (about 4 a.m.) we boarded the eastbound A m t r a k . The train was crowded, but a young man, who was traveling from Indianapolis, Ind. to Staunton, Va. moved over to let Laura and me sit. Laura was fascinated with the train from the beginning. She was definitely impressed that we were so near the water fountain and that we could go to the bathroom right on the train. The first stop after we got on was in Prince. More passengers got on and from that point until we left the train in Alexandria, Va. passengers had to stand. (And they want to do away with passenger trains.) Laura slept (on my lap) from about 5 to 9:30 a.m. Then we washed our faces and made our way to the diner. Laura isn't very fond of eggs and I'm "picky," so we ordered a la carte bacon, toast, orange juice and hot tea. Our bill was $2.63. Each order of bacon consisted of five strips, and for the convenience of a different place to sit for an hour or so, $2.63 isn't bad. We arrived in Alexandria a b o u t 1:30 (40 m i n u t e s behind schedule) and were met there by a former classmate of mine, who now lives with her family in Springfield, Va. We spent Saturday night there and went to church with them the next day at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, where we took part in a m o d e r n f o l k M a s s . We had a reservation on the new super Metroliner from Washington to New York at 11 a.m. The train .leaves promply every hour on the hour and stops long enough to pick up and let off passengers in Baltimore, Wilmington, and Philadelphia. It arrives in New York in just under three hours. The fare on the Metroliner from Washington to N.Y. is $19 per person and I paid an additional $6 to assure a seat for Laura. I now realize that wasn't necessary since during those hours there are a few extra seats. Each car has a snack bar, where you may purchase your choice of sandwiches, soft drinks, beer and mixed drinks. We had a very tasty hamburger, potato chips and a can of Coke for $1.20. There also are phone booths on the Metroliner. We started to make a phone call to my mother to say happy birthday, but we decided to wait until we arrived in New York. Laura slept until we were just past Philadelphia. It is only fair to mention here that the only part of the trip which bothered me was getting off in New York with my wee charge to care for and our one piece of luggage to carry. I needn't have worried. ·When Laura wakened she became friendly with a man sitting across the aisle from us. H e . w a s obviously a businessman carrying a brief case as most of the .passengers seemed to be. From his conversation with Laura, I began feeling very confident he would take care of our luggage when we arrived at Penn Station. We arrived in New York ·and all the passengers began to get up and move toward the door. Before our new friend from across the aisle could offer to carry our bag, a voice from behind me said, "You watch the baby, I'll get your luggage." And another of the briefcase- c a r r y i n g b u s i n e s s m e n picked up my bag and carried it up the escalator and up a flightof steps.Re set it down and as I thankedhim, he asked, "Are you okay now?" Well, there we were on the street level of Penn Station in New York City. My next project was to get a taxi and go to the Taft Hotel. (I had asked f r i e n d s a b o u t a centrally-located hotel and was led to make reservations at the Taft.) Just as I took Laura by the hand and picked up my l u g g a g e a m a n , w h o probably hangs around the station to pick up a few dollars, walked up and asked, "Want a taxi, lady?" I said I did and he picked up our bag and took off with Laura and me behind him. I tipped him 50 cents and he seemed pleased and we stepped into the taxi. As I was paying the cab fare I noted three or four hotel employees involved in a conversation near the doorway. Suddenly one spotted my little curly-top and opened the taxi door, held his arms out to her and picked up the bag. As I followed him through the r e v o l v i n g d o o r , I thought--see there, New Yorkers are not nasty and · impolite. We checked into the hotel at 2 p.m. and I called my aunt who is a nurse with the Owens Illinois Co. in North Bergen, N.J., and told her we had arrived. She said she would be there between 6 and 7 p.m. Laura and I decided not to waste a minute of our precious time in the City. So we headed for Fifth Avenue. Laura loved the fountain in front of the Time and Life Building. We went into St. Patrick's Cathedral and she said for all to hear, "Mommy, that is the biggest church in the whole city." We were thirsty and stopped to have a Coke. I ordered two small Cokes and requested that one be only about half full. The waitress would only charge for one, I tried to insist on paying for two, but she said, "No, I can't charge you for the lit- Sunday Gazette-Mail /

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