Watching all the specials last night and today on the 100th Anniversary of Titanic’s maiden voyage and sinking was fascinating to say the least. So much more is known today about the misfortunes of the ship, the world’s largest and most luxurious ocean liner of its time. The people on board knew how to live well. And enough could never be said for the engineers on board who lost their lives to save so many passengers.
The National Geographic Special WAS really special, along with Bob Ballard, the researcher who found the Titantic’s remains in 1985, and great new footage of people who were on board, and actual messages sent from the Marconi Wireless, the first non-voice radio transmitter of its kind.
Len Goodman of “Dancing with the Stars” fame also gave a wonderful overview of the ship and many of its departments–from personnel, engineering, hospitality, libraries on board, engine carpartments to culinary (do you think Watkins vanilla and cinnamon might have been on board?)
I know some people are commemorating the event with “Titanic” brunches and dinners–that sounds like an excellent thing to do–one place in Texas was even offering a 10 course “Titanic” meal for $12K!
If you get a chance take a few moments and make a cup of Watkins Chai Latte and commemorate Titanic’s Centennial –maybe viewing some of the archival information on the ship and Ballard’s expedition…truly fascinating reading and watching! I’m sure another generation of Titantic historians and enthisiasts are right around the corner!
Have a great Natures’ Heritage week out there and enjoy the nice spring weather!
Sherry and Natures’ Heritage staff
For easy ordering of Watkins products— www.watkinsonline.com/martinez1