Ted's grandfather "Louie" Lewis
was a merchant seaman, and in 1912
he signed-on in Southampton as a stoker
for Titanic's maiden voyage to America
On the eve of embarkation he took himself
to the local pub for a celebratory
drink. . .or. . .two. . .or. . .more. . .
and more. . .
and was so inebriated he never made it to the port
needless to say he got into a great deal of trouble
but only for a very short while!