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Titanic set sail 107 years ago today

Eldergays, tell us your memories of this magnificent ship. Was Titanic as elegant as we’ve all heard? Where were you when you heard? What was the Carpathia like? Things like that.

by Anonymousreply 6404/14/2019

Um, you REALLY think anybody - even on Data Freaking Lounge - has personal memories of the Titanic? You'd have to be AT LEAST 112-115 years old . . .

by Anonymousreply 104/10/2019

Well, speaking as a110-year-old, I can tell you that sciatica is worse...

by Anonymousreply 204/10/2019

It was fun dressing up as women so we could get in the lifeboats and save our sorry asses.

by Anonymousreply 304/10/2019

R1, I just read that the creators of Friendly’s restaurants are still alive at 101 and 104 years old, so anything is possible.

I had a 105 year old hit me up on Grindr today.

by Anonymousreply 404/10/2019

I love the tomatoes in aspic and the array of crudités.

by Anonymousreply 504/10/2019

I miss the collapsible lifeboats. So high-tech!

by Anonymousreply 604/10/2019

Telling Captain "Kill any Man who tries to leave this Ship" Smith he was a pussy for going so slow may have been a mistake.

by Anonymousreply 704/10/2019

Pity Luise wasn’t on it. That would’ve have spared the public her crude imitation of an Oriental on film.

by Anonymousreply 804/10/2019

I had a particularly wild threeway with Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Astor in their first class suite. JJ and I DP’ed Madeline and both came on her face. She was a hungry girl!

by Anonymousreply 904/10/2019

Well, the last thing I remember, the waterbed broke.

by Anonymousreply 1004/10/2019

I miss the heater in my room. Trudy, go back and turn the heater on in my room so it won't be too cold when we get back.

by Anonymousreply 1104/10/2019

Bless your heart, R1.

by Anonymousreply 1204/10/2019

I expect Op works for CNN.

by Anonymousreply 1304/10/2019

I miss the intimacy.

by Anonymousreply 1404/10/2019

Rose! Rose!!

by Anonymousreply 1504/10/2019

The Atlantic Ocean was an insatiable bottom.

by Anonymousreply 1604/10/2019

[quote]She was a hungry girl!

Pregnancy will do that, r9.

by Anonymousreply 1704/10/2019

The sky was so black that night...

by Anonymousreply 1804/10/2019

I remember Molly Brown saying in the lifeboat that it was the most elegant version of "Nearer My God to Thee" that she'd ever heard until "that stupid fucking cellist slid down the deck."

by Anonymousreply 1904/10/2019

Lucky you, r9. I got stuck with Ida and Isidore.

by Anonymousreply 2004/10/2019

Isidore liked it up the ass, I heard.

by Anonymousreply 2104/10/2019

Unfortunately, so did Ida.

I’m beat.

by Anonymousreply 2204/10/2019

I miss the binoculars.

by Anonymousreply 2304/10/2019

I thrilled to the waiters asking how one takes one's caviar.

by Anonymousreply 2404/10/2019

Fabrizio made me melt. Almost.

by Anonymousreply 2504/10/2019

That iceberg was YUGE!!!

by Anonymousreply 2604/10/2019

The berg was so white that evening.

by Anonymousreply 2704/10/2019

My father made his way to America from his native Germany on that voyage.

He was a great man. Much like me.

by Anonymousreply 2804/10/2019

The descendants deserve reparations.

by Anonymousreply 2904/10/2019

It was LITERAL VIOLENCE against trans-seawater!

by Anonymousreply 3004/10/2019

I was there.

I singlehandedly saved 50 people

by Anonymousreply 3104/10/2019

I can’t say for certain, and Mother told me never to talk about it, but I think the ship’s doctor touched me in my no-no spot.

by Anonymousreply 3204/10/2019

DJT = Daniel J. Travanti?

by Anonymousreply 3304/10/2019

Waiter, can I get some more ice in my drink? It's not gonna jump in there by itself, sonny! Oops, never mind.

by Anonymousreply 3404/10/2019

The lips were so blue that day.

by Anonymousreply 3504/10/2019

It was a very generous lover.

by Anonymousreply 3604/10/2019

R36, you are killing me. I am dying.

by Anonymousreply 3704/10/2019

R35, I mean Sorry, R36

by Anonymousreply 3804/10/2019

I told Fleet we should stop fucking around and pay more attention. But did he listen? Nooooooooo!

by Anonymousreply 3904/10/2019

Awww! And eat my ass, R12!

by Anonymousreply 4004/10/2019

R1 is supposed to be cunty, not stupid.

by Anonymousreply 4104/10/2019

I tell ya, I hear people really stuff themselves on those cruise ships. The buffet, that's the real ordeal, huh, Clarence?

by Anonymousreply 4204/10/2019

The food was terrble. Terrible! When I saw cockie leekie on the menu I assumed it was going to be cock-a-leekie. But...but...it was something else [italic]entirely.[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 4304/10/2019

"OF COURSE they hit an iceberg! Two men in the crow's nest on a ship that big...!"

by Anonymousreply 4404/10/2019

The deck chairs were aesthetically unappealing, so I took charge of that.

by Anonymousreply 4504/11/2019

It didn’t look any bigger than the Mauritania.

by Anonymousreply 4604/11/2019

What a dinky little boat that was

by Anonymousreply 4704/11/2019

Sorry CCL—HMS Titanic was TRANSPORTATION, not just a floating hotel.

by Anonymousreply 4804/11/2019

The year the ship sank, Thomas Hardy wrote the poem "The Convergence of the Twain" to be read at a charity concert to raise funds in aid of the tragedy disaster fund:

In a solitude of the sea

Deep from human vanity,

And the Pride of Life that planned her, stilly couches she.

Steel chambers, late the pyres

Of her salamandrine fires,

Cold currents thrid, and turn to rhythmic tidal lyres.

Over the mirrors meant

To glass the opulent

The sea-worm crawls - grotesque, slimed, dumb, indifferent.

Jewels in joy designed

To ravish the sensuous mind

Lie lightless, all their sparkles bleared and black and blind.

Dim moon-eyed fishes near

Gaze at the gilded gear

And query: "What does this vaingloriousness down here?" . . .

Well: while was fashioning

This creature of cleaving wing,

The Immanent Will that stirs and urges everything

Prepared a sinister mate

For her - so gaily great -

A Shape of Ice, for the time far and dissociate.

And as the smart ship grew

In stature, grace, and hue,

In shadowy silent distance grew the Iceberg too.

Alien they seemed to be;

No mortal eye could see

The intimate welding of their later history,

Or sign that they were bent

By paths coincident

On being anon twin halves of one august event,

Till the Spinner of the Years

Said "Now!" And each one hears,

And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres.

by Anonymousreply 4904/11/2019

It was just magnificent!

By the way, I may be 117, but all the boys tell me I don't look a day over 40.

by Anonymousreply 5004/11/2019

I enjoyed the voyage until the iceberg hit...and just prior, when I discovered my automobile, stored below, had been broken into and used as a trysting spot by some young scalawags. I can only hope that at least one of them perished in the icy brine.

by Anonymousreply 5104/11/2019

I take EXTREME umbrage at the idea that I was ever anything but elegant, refined, and ladylike!

*PFFFFFFFFT*

by Anonymousreply 5204/11/2019

If r1 don’t shut ‘is pie ‘ole, over the side he’s gonna go!

by Anonymousreply 5304/11/2019

R20, you are needlessly cunty. The story of Ida choosing to die with Isadore rather than get on a lifeboat is one of the greatest stories of Titanic. Have you no shame?

by Anonymousreply 5404/12/2019

Drowning? The reality was somewhat different

by Anonymousreply 5504/12/2019

James Cameron should have cast Olivia deHavilland as Old Rose instead of that god-awful piece of wood, Gloria Stuart.

by Anonymousreply 5604/12/2019

R19

You do know that she was never called Molly while she lived.

by Anonymousreply 5704/12/2019

R47

Not for 1912 it wasn't cupcake !

by Anonymousreply 5804/12/2019

In the water I was a very skinny lady.

by Anonymousreply 5904/12/2019

When Rachel Gurney wanted to leave the series "Upstairs Downstairs," they wrote her departure into the story by putting Lady Marjorie on the Titanic.

I was shocked to the core - and devastated - when Richard dictated his message for a Marconi-gram[?] to be sent to Lady Marjorie Bellamy, traveling to New York aboard the Titanic. The episode ended there, with a slow zoom to the picture of her that Richard had on his desk.

Decades later, it's still a powerful scene.

by Anonymousreply 6004/12/2019

Rachel left "Upstairs Downstairs" so she could show how nice she looked in a bikini. Nice ,but the smart actors rode it through to the end.

by Anonymousreply 6104/12/2019

Unfortunately I left my fuzzy polyester socks in my stateroom.

by Anonymousreply 6204/12/2019

When they said they hit a bad iceberg I thought they were talking about the past-its-prime wedge at the salad bar!

by Anonymousreply 6304/14/2019

Algernon! Don't swim away from the lifeboat! It's just shrinkage; it isn't normally like this, I swear! The icy Atlantic does me no favors.

by Anonymousreply 6404/14/2019
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