Cullen Thomas decides to visit his mom, 68 year old, who suddenly decided to sign up as ship nurse and go into the sea for two months, hoping to be a support. It turns out his mom was energetic enough that it is he who got offered support.
Mom asked an older lieutenant if he could spare not one—I desperately tried to stop her—but two extra blankets for her chilly son. She doted on me, jumping up to get me juice, extra fruit. She kept trying to give me money (thankfully she didn’t have any euros). She kept saying that she would do my laundry. I was cringing. What would these salty merchant marines think? I could have been 12 and back home, before I’d seen any of the world.
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