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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Life in Florida this week has been like life everywhere else in the U.S. ---- COLD! There have been a lot of changes; bad and good. Dad says he'll be getting us up again here shortly but doesn't know if anyone is still interested in us. Retirement is sometimes as hectic, if not more so, than working at an office. Shiloh, Max's sister, has moved to a new home and she stayed in Virginia when we moved to Florida. JEB and Alex have gone to the Rainbow Bridge since we moved here. Jubal has had his 15th birthday and is doing well. Sophie is not well and is having seizures but is doing as well as can be expected. We miss all of our old friends and hope to be back online soon.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
It's your ole sidekicks Booggers Boru and Big Al. We had a hanker'n to grab some grub and settle down to watch one of our favorite TV western history shows and are hanker'n to have y'all pull up a cactus and watch along with us. Kinda like seeing how life in Tucson AZ really is.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Titanic sets sail from Southampton on April 10, 1912
Captain SmithThe popular press expected men to die like heroes in 1912. After all Captain Smith had done just that, or had he? In a strange quirk of history the man directly responsible for the loss of Titanic is remembered as a hero, whilst the man who tried to save lives is labelled a coward.
Smith failed the passengers and crew of Titanic. He failed to heed ice warnings, did not slow his ship when ice was reported directly in his path and allowed lifeboats to leave the sinking ship partially filled, unnecessarily adding at least 500 names to the list of the dead.
But what organisation or individual was ultimately to blame? The British government's Board of Trade allowed Titanic to sail with insufficient lifeboat accommodation. The government simply had not kept abreast of advances in marine engineering and based all life-saving regulations on ships up to 10,000 grt (gross registered tons) which were required to carry 16 lifeboats. Titanic was 46,329 grt. A ship designed to accommodate 3,511 passengers and crew was only required to provide lifeboat accommodation for 962. In fact, White Star provided her with four extra collapsible boats, increasing capacity to 1,178.
Smith failed the passengers and crew of Titanic.
Titanic, famous for that terrible disaster, today stands as a memorial to mankind's over-confidence in technology and a reminder of how weak we are compared with the forces of nature. But Titanic should also stand as a reminder of an era when millions of emigrants made the voyage across the Atlantic seeking a new life, in a new world - a memorial to a unique event in history.
Friday, March 30, 2012
ALLEGATIONS OF COWARDICE
ALLEGATIONS OF COWARDICE
J Bruce Ismay, chairman and managing director of the White Star Line, was a passenger on the Titanic. At the age of 39 he was also president of the International Mercantile Marine Company, a giant combine and owner-operator of several transatlantic business, at the head of which was White Star. The myths surrounding Ismay are many but almost all center on allegations of his cowardice in escaping the sinking ship whilst fellow passengers, notably women and children, were left to fend for themselves. The claims made at the time and repeated today were that he 'saved his own skin' whilst others died.
Ismay's fault was that he survived...
All of the negative stereotypes can be tracked back to the American press...
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