Sunday, May 31, 2009

Last Titanic survivor dies

This AP story was interesting to me for a few reasons. The basic subject is of course compelling; two months old and a Titanic survivor, then flash ahead a staggering 97 years. Charles Haas was one of my English teachers at Randolph High School, and a world authority on the subject, who was in touch with many of the survivors and must have heard of this news today with a heavy heart. And I'm genuinely touched that Titanic film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet chipped in to pay for Ms. Dean's nursing home expenses. A thoughtful way to help ease a historic passing.

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