Every April 15, the news seems to mention the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and this year I've been thinking about it even more. When a friend was sorting out her late mother's belongings recently, one of the items she passed along to me was this lovely old worn but still readable book, "Sinking of the Titanic," which I was surprised to see was actually published the same year as the tragedy, 1912.
So I sipped some tea and perused the pages of this melodramatic book that was "compiled from soul stirring stories told by eye witnesses of this terrible horror of the briny deep." Like many of you, I imagine, I've read books and seen movies about Titanic, including the 1997 one with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet that had all those great tea scenes. And with each passing year we hear new stories of mementos found, of more memories shared. If you're a Titanic buff as well, I thought you might enjoy some of the photos from this book.