Sunday, May 07, 2006

No One Here Gets out Alive

I see the last survivor of the Titanic sinking who was actually able to remember the event has died. (There are two other survivors still alive but they were too young at the time to remember the tragedy.)
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.

She died Saturday at her home in Shrewsbury, said Ronald E. Johnson, vice president of the Nordgren Memorial Chapel in Worcester, Massachusetts.
This just goes to show there really are no survivors in the long run and we’re all just busy rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Special thanks to the late Jim Morrison for the title of this post.

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