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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every night, friends. You have done what you could. Let it go.

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, April 15, 2012

100 Years Ago Today!

The Titanic! There she is, in all her Glory!

That's right! 100 years ago today, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank...We, as a people, have been fascinated with the story ever since. 

She was a grand ship, the best and grandest of her time. The powers that be were so sure of her mettle that they did not heed the recommended number of life boats...If only they could rethink that decision! 

For now she rests on the bottom, and has for 100 years...A ghostly reminder of that fatal decision...

A whole host of stories arose from this incredible incident in our history...both true and mythical...Not the least of which was this one! Did you know that Molly Brown rowed a life boat of many people to safety, I think she rowed for a LONG time!!

I too have a story!
My very own Grandmother, as a girl with her family, had booked passage on the Titanic to come to America from Whales to join her Father. He had already come ahead and set up house...
On the way to the docks that fateful day, the wagon that my Grandmothers family was riding in lost a wheel...they had it repaired and continued on, but they were too late...they had missed the boat, so to speak...They were to go on to take the sister ship the Lusitania at a later time..."But for the Grace of God" as they say...
So you see, I and the rest of my family might not have been here at all....if not for a broken wagon wheel...

Oh! and imagine my Grandmother's Father's great surprise when he later opened the door to his family that he had believed to have died on this fateful day in April. 100 years ago today!

There's the lovely lady herself and her Granddaughter (Me)
Circa 1987-88


  1. Wow. What a wonderful story and family history. I'm very touched by this... And, of course, I love everything about the Titanic.

    I'm still kicking myself for not buying something from the J. Peterman catalog Titanic Collection when I had the chance...

  2. That was quite a story. It's interesting how something as simple as a broken wheel can have such a profound impact on later events. Loved Bailey's pix on Pinterest.

  3. What a terrific family story! Love the picture of you and your grandmother :)


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