On Aug. 19, while waiting to embark on Cruise West Spirit of '98, I stopped in "Deja Vu Antiques." I found a few small items, charged them and then had a fascinating discussion with the lady owner about a Chinese lacquer box. I couldn't afford it, but it was beautiful. I then proceeded to leave the store and forgot my charge card, and I didn't miss it.
When I was greeted by the purser, an envelope with the card enclosed was given to me. The woman had to research the several cruise ships in the harbor, close her shop and bring it to the ship. It was certainly "the second mile." What a wonderful feeling it gives me about Alaska. You do care for your neighbors. I have traveled a good deal, but with your awe-inspiring scenery and graciousness of the people, it has to be A-1 in my book.
Margaret B. Young