May 8, 2006

Death of a memory

Even death, couldn't tempt her to let slip -
Her dark memories from the Titanic trip.
And somewhere in the deep,
Half her family lay asleep;
They had sunk with the ‘unsinkable’ ship. 07/05/06: Lillian Gertrud Asplund, the last American survivor of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, has died, a funeral home said Sunday. She was 99. Asplund, who was just 5 years old, lost her father and three brothers -- including a fraternal twin -- when the "practically unsinkable" ship went down in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg. Read about it here

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