Banjo Bob strumming on the port side Cabin Deck.

Banjo Bob strumming on the port side Cabin Deck.

Monday afternoon as the crowds swarmed around the Delta Queen, we were so glad to see a steamboater come aboard. Banjo Bob Stevens came down from Nashville to visit. He, of course, had his banjo with him and quickly found a spot on deck to begin entertaining. This was a wonderful addition to the experience and helped occupy guests as they waited for the next tour to begin. Thanks again to Bob for jumping in!

Bob and his friend Liz joined Laura and I, Jennifer and her friend Ron and we all headed over to Big River for some refreshment. It was a great evening to catch up and reminisce. Liz and Ron kindly endured many a steamboat story.

Having fun with friends.

Having fun with friends.

This was a real treat for Jennifer, Laura, and I who daily morn the empty hallways where our friends should be. We miss the crew of the Delta Queen terribly. I walk through the dining room and wonder what Maurice or Darrell are up to. The Purser’s office is a shell without Jonena around to brighten up the boat. Every wall and carpet and piece of furniture misses Lloyd. Will it ever be the same without Bob Schad around? The list could go on for days. Wherever you all are, please know we are missing you and wishing you the best.

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