Millvina Dean Passes and Takes An Age With Her

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  1. jason_els

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    She was 9 weeks old on April 15, 1912 and died today.

    Tonight, for the first time since she sailed, Titanic will rest with all her passengers and crew.

    Bon voyage Miss Dean!
     
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    The end of an era I guess. Almost 100 years.
     
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    I find this ineffably sad; another link to history is lost. Bon voyage, indeed.
     
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    There was one thing in the article that brought a smile to my face:
    I think this good act is a sign that this is one part of history that won't soon be forgotten.
     
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    "Millvina Dean, the last survivor of the Titanic disaster, has died at the age of 97. Miss Dean was just nine weeks old when the historic liner sank in 1912.

    She died in the early hours of Saturday morning after being cared for at a Southampton nursing home.

    Elizabeth Gladys Dean, known to friends as Millvina, was born on February 2, 1912 and boarded the doomed ship with her parents Bertram Frank and Georgette Eva and her elder brother Bertram.

    Members of the family, all third class passengers, were emigrating to Wichita, Kansas, where her father had hoped to open a tobacconist shop."


    Last Titanic survivor dies, aged 97 - Yahoo! News UK

    A shame she didn't make the centennial.
     
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    It is sad that the Titanic is no longer living history... but you cant complain gettin to 97! :eek: (especially as she was lucky to get passed 9 weeks, being 3rd class).
    The last passengers with memories of the event died in the 90's so she was more of an artifact than a conscious observer. However this news is still very sad :frown2:
     
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    Really, what is sad about this?
    Every light would eventually wink out until all the Titanic passengers were gone.
    Life has taken her from the erection to the resurrection, in the process doing what life does.
    Living to be 97, with poor health marking only the last three years, ain't so bad.
     
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    True Senor, but it's so definitive lol. There is something about the Titanic that keeps me and a lot of others busy. So if the last known survivor is dead, you notice and end of an era. That was an era were industry had power, that human was unstoppable and could make everything. With the sinkig of Titanic, dreams got lost and people became aware that they didn't rule everything.
     
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    Ah, I getcha, Piet.
    The sinking of the Titanic was a really good thing because it opened our eyes to a lot of our delusions and enhanced our wisdom right smartly.

    I think you might be right.
     
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    an artifact ? that cracked me up, no, she was a surviving baby, you know, a human being, not an artifact.
     
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    It makes you wonder if there is one hell of a Titanic reunion going on somewhere as the last of the passengers returns.

    Welcome home, Miss Dean.
     
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    Other ships have gone down, other disasters taken far more lives.

    It is not good that Titanic sank no matter what lessons we might learn from it. That Night to Remember stole 1,517 lives due to negligence, social injustice, greed, bad luck, and not a little stupidity.

    Titanic
    is the tragic romance of Icarus told in modern verse. That's why it resonates beyond all other disasters in our ability to identify with it.
     
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    It is the end of an era as it was one of the most remembered events of the early part of the 20th century, before the first world war. When someone gets to 96 or 97 there is the mixture of fond memories of someone who had a long life, and the sadness they didn't make 100.
     
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    She had a long life, while it is interesting that she is a "survivor", I do not understand the interest in her or the Titanic. :shrug:
     
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    I know she was a real person mate... What I meant by it was that she had no more memory of the Titanic itself than a teapot they may have brought up since.
    But she was there in the same way as the teapot... lol
     
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