In the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, The RMS Titanic sunk after colliding with an iceberg.
Shock and outrage - this "unsinkable" ship, sunk.
When I was just a little girl my family visited The Queen Mary and from that point on I was hooked on this big luxury liners of old. My Dad bought me a book about The White Star line and I first learned about the sinking of the Titanic. Ever since, I have been collecting memorabilia and books about this great ship.
I've even been to the Titanic Exhibit a few times and that is one sobering visit. They give you a boarding pass with the name of an actual passenger from the ship. Out of the 5 visits, my passenger only lived once.
The necklace is from one of the exhibits. It is an actual piece of coal from the Titanic. Taken from the sea floor miles away from the wreckage.
The book up there, "On Board, RMS Titanic, Memories of the Maiden Voyage," was so hard to read, yet so full of life as well. The first portion talks about the ship, the second, has letters from the passengers to family and friends back home about how they are doing and the excitement they felt. The last part details who lived and who died and in light of the letters they wrote, is sometimes very hard to take.
I just wanted to share a little of the history on this 106th anniversary of its sinking. Here is a great link for more history as well.
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious