My second-great-grandmother Annie Hatch (a telegraph operator), did note its sinking in her journal at the time, saying, "We have just learned that the great ship Titanic struck by an Iceberg went to the bottom of the sea with 1300 souls only 868 saved. Many Millionaires on the vessel."
Our son dressed up as Captain Edward Smith for Halloween as a toddler, my husband and I have visited the cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where many Titanic victims are buried, and recently our family enjoyed a "Last dinner on the Titanic" event in Orlando.
I wish we could go on the 100th anniversary Titanic cruise next year, but we may have to settle for just throwing dishes in my parents' pool and jumping in fully clothed :-)
|Eliza at Titanic exhibit 7 years ago, Nathaniel as Captain Smith 5 years ago|
|Nathaniel with "Captain Smith"|
|Orlando Titanic staircase reproduction|
|Halifax monument to unknown child from Titanic|