Friday, August 12, 2016

Strange Luck

Over ten years ago, there was a great series on the History Channel called History's Mysteries. Sadly, now that I go looking for it, I find that is unavailable. Deep sigh.

Well, anyway, one of the episodes had to do with Titanic and her sister ships, Olympic and Britannic. And the one woman who was on all three...



The luckiest woman who ever sailed on the ocean? Or the unluckiest?

(I saw this short video the other day and I just had to share.)

24 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm not sure I would have continued working on the ships! After the Titanic and surviving it, I'm not sure I could ever get on another ship myself!

    betty

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  2. I'm surprised no one pieced that all together and refused to hire her anymore.

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  3. Yeah, I think if she was around today with social media and the internet, no one would agree to travel with her!

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    1. Funnily enough, she never changed jobs. Olympic and Titanic were both ships for the same cruise line.

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  4. Probably not at all unusual in a time when ships often ran into trouble.

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    1. Unusual enough that she's remarkable.

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  5. I think I remember reading an article about her at some point. I'm definitely voting for unluckiest.

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  6. Your Blogger profile is turned off. Or Blogger is down...

    When I saw the episode of History's Mysteries, I remember wanting to remember her name. Because that's one amazing story.

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  7. All I can say is if she would be on a ship I was taking I would want her to change boats

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    1. Considering that she worked on ships until she retired (we're talking years), it's probably a good thing this story didn't get out until after she died.

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  8. She would have more faith them me....I wouldn't push my luck that far.
    Coffee is on

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    1. I know, seriously. I think after Titanic I'd've been done sailing forever.

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  9. Haha! I loved Alex's comment. I'd hate to go on a big ship anyway. I'd spend the whole time seasick wishing it would sink.

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    1. Seasick, eh? Sorry. I was sure I'd be a seasick person, and then I got on a small boat on choppy water.

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  10. Oh goodness. I'd definitely want to avoid her I think. lol

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  11. Because I'm always looking for explanations beyond the ordinary I always wonder if there isn't some sort of paranormal activity going on. The magic of 3s? Or something karmic from another life? I don't know but I am always open to the possibility.

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    1. It might have been karmic. But then again, working on cruise ships was her career. For years. So, maybe just bad luck?

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  12. And she'd probably never win the lottery.

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  13. I'm amazed that she survived all of that.

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  14. She must have had some elbows on her to get onto all of those life rafts.

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    1. LOL. You win the comments for today!

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  15. Are you helping your readers prepare for a game of trivia? ;)

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    1. It was more a I-need-something-interesting-to-post-on-a-Friday thing.

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