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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Float your boat

Well here is a story that you don't come across everyday!
For the last 9 years, Beatrice Muller, an 89 year old widow,
has chosen a rather unconventional retirement residence -
the luxury cruise ship RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (the QE2 for
short, shown above). Muller has found this arrangement, one 
that allows her to cruise around the world and receive top 
notch service and cuisine, much more agreeable than any 
retirement home. However, come this month, she will find 
herself in a dilemma. The QE2 is about to be retired from 
service. Muller, though, despite her ship's pending retirement, 
has no intention of returning to land - "Why would I want to do 
that for?" Instead, she plans to find another ship to sail out her 
days on. Her cabin on the QE2 costs about $7000 a month; 
according to her estimates, that is about the same cost as a 
retirement home in Florida, except that is is "far more pleasant". 
Let's hope that the sea loving Mrs. Muller finds a suitable new 
cruise vessel that will float her boat!

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Anonymous Mike Hudecheck said...

Good for her. What a disgrace it is that our elderly spend all their lives saving to provide for a decent retirement and maybe a little left over for their heirs only to have every penny sucked away by some retirement home. I bet she lives a longer and healthier life on that ship than she would in a home.

5:39 PM, November 16, 2008  
Blogger lilredpro5 said...

Sadly, you are oh so right Mike.
Thanks for reading and commenting.

6:15 PM, November 18, 2008  
Anonymous M Smith said...

Wow, good for her. Hope she lives longer.

12:33 AM, August 05, 2010  

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