I can't believe it we are in the middle of April and we are already breaking heat records! I think as I've gotten older the heat had really effected me more. Its seems crazy but my rheumatoid arthritis always fares up more in the heat. You think it would be just the opposite, but no. At about 4pm yesterday my back porch was still 104 degrees. I am just trying to stay cool and out of the sunshine. Hoping the next 6 months go by fast.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
On the night of April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic was on its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City
It was a beautiful ship inside and out. It had many luxuries.
It hoped to make it to New York faster then any previous ships. But its fate was already sealed when it struck an iceberg which ripped open the side of the ship. It had boasted that it was unsinkable. The tragedy claimed more than 1500 of the 2228 passengers and crew on board. There was not enough life boats for all on-board. Many of the life boats were launched only partly filled that night.
Titanic struck the iceberg about 11:40 pm on April 14th and sank just a few hours later at 2:20 am on April 15th. People were shocked to hear of the sinking because it was thought to be unsinkable.
John Astor and his wife where one of the wealthiest people on board. This above picture is of John Astor's funeral. Madeleine Astor & unborn son survived the tragedy.
The wreckage of the Titanic was not discovered until 1985.
Since then many artifacts from Titanic have been recovered from the sea bed.
Millvina Dean was only 9 weeks old when she survived. She was the youngest on board. Millvina passed away at the age of 97 in 2009.
Death has now claimed all of Titanic's passengers.
The Titanic tragedy has inspired many books, films, plays and artwork. I believe as the years so by it will inspire many more.
Monday, April 2, 2012
For Easter there is going to be about 60 of us at the park. I am bringing cupcakes and rice crispy treats. I am going to be busy this week. What are your plans for Easter?
Also I need some help? I want a new blogger name and I can't come up with anything I like. Anyone got any ideals?
My Easter pic is in Black and White because I haven't colored it yet! hehehe :)