An Anniversary to celebrate?
Doesn’t feel like it to me – but one to be aware of.
There are facts, speculations, theories, rumors, legends, movies – a lot of stuff accumulates in 100 years.
The Titanic sank 15th April 1912 – the Mayans didn’t seem to care much, at least they didn’t care to predict.
Back then it was considered a privilege to be on that ship, it was fancy – all the rich and famous gathered for a trip that was planned to make history, the iceberg was an uninvited party crasher.
In the middle of the night, when usually people prefer:
to sleep (3rd class),
or get drunk (2nd class passengers),
do what they do best – bitching around (1st class folks) -
a frozen bulk of water known as the evil iceberg decided to put an end to this.
The band wouldn’t stop playing – so naturally everybody panicked.
The captain wasn’t much of a help - he preferred to retreat, and drown in private.
Thank God the life vests were white – so nobody declined them because of color issues.
The famous Grand Staircase had a huge priceless clock, which was never meant to operate under water.
The tragedy continued, some passengers were unable to save their jewelry, not to mention the portable safes or the boxes with fine Cuban cigars.
All attempts to retrieve them were in vain.
Old ladies should not be blamed for that circumstance – who knows it may be for the higher good.
But love and loyalty were still around.
I’m not talking about redhead and blondie!
That’s the true love story folks:
Ida and Isidor Straus
She refused a seat in a lifeboat because she didn’t want to be separated from her husband.
Sometimes words are not enough, they need to be filled with meaning.
“I will not be separated from my husband,” other passengers heard her say.
“As we have lived, so will we die together.”
Isidor begged his wife to go. “Please, please, dear. Go into the boat,” he said, stroking her head, but she resisted again and again, until the crew gave up.
“Isidor, my place is with you.
I have lived with you.
I love you, and if necessary, I shall die with you,” she said.
You may cry now!