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Old Oct 17th 2008, 3:49 am
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The last remaining survivor of the Titanic has been forced to sell her mementoes from the liner to help pay for her nursing home fees.

Millvina Dean, who was a two-month-old baby when the ship sank in 1912, is to auction off items including a suitcase filled with the clothes given to her family by the people of New York when they arrived in America after being rescued.


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle4954772.ece
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The last remaining survivor of the Titanic has been forced to sell her mementoes from the liner to help pay for her nursing home fees.

Millvina Dean, who was a two-month-old baby when the ship sank in 1912, is to auction off items including a suitcase filled with the clothes given to her family by the people of New York when they arrived in America after being rescued.


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle4954772.ece
I was just reading that, poor old dear what a shame I hope someone showers her with everything she needs in her final years, and she can hang onto the momentos's that she has treasured for so long.
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The last remaining survivor of the Titanic has been forced to sell her mementoes from the liner to help pay for her nursing home fees.

Millvina Dean, who was a two-month-old baby when the ship sank in 1912, is to auction off items including a suitcase filled with the clothes given to her family by the people of New York when they arrived in America after being rescued.


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle4954772.ece

So sad that she has to sell her mementoes..........
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Old Oct 17th 2008, 4:33 am
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I was just reading that, poor old dear what a shame I hope someone showers her with everything she needs in her final years, and she can hang onto the momentos's that she has treasured for so long.
Just been watching the story on the local TV news...what a lady. It's a pity that this is a common story for so many elderly people.
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how awful.
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Old Oct 17th 2008, 10:47 am
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Thats shit!
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very sad

I hope someone comes to her rescue

perhaps a museum could buy them but let her hold onto them for now?
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The last remaining survivor of the Titanic has been forced to sell her mementoes from the liner to help pay for her nursing home fees.

Millvina Dean, who was a two-month-old baby when the ship sank in 1912, is to auction off items including a suitcase filled with the clothes given to her family by the people of New York when they arrived in America after being rescued.


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle4954772.ece

I was starting to think your listening to Radio Two, Ray. Getting all these stories.
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Old Oct 17th 2008, 6:27 pm
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The wonderful welfare state of the United Kingdom.

Piss on the elderly, but give hand outs to all and sundry flooding in from overseas and lazy twunts on the dole.

Good riddance.
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Originally Posted by Uncle Ebenezer View Post
The wonderful welfare state of the United Kingdom.

Piss on the elderly, but give hand outs to all and sundry flooding in from overseas and lazy twunts on the dole.

Good riddance.
Well said.
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Old Oct 17th 2008, 9:22 pm
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I totally agree with you.This is indeed a sad and tragic story which should never happen to anyone.Like someone suggested,perhaps a museum could buy them and let her hold onto them to help her out.For sure I hope someone does come to her rescue.
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Old Oct 17th 2008, 9:33 pm
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The last remaining survivor of the Titanic has been forced to sell her mementoes from the liner to help pay for her nursing home fees.

Millvina Dean, who was a two-month-old baby when the ship sank in 1912, is to auction off items including a suitcase filled with the clothes given to her family by the people of New York when they arrived in America after being rescued.


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle4954772.ece
They aren't actually anything special they're things like the clothes she was given when they were landed after rescue. She could also go into council accomodation she doesn't have to be private
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Old Oct 17th 2008, 10:11 pm
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They aren't actually anything special they're things like the clothes she was given when they were landed after rescue. She could also go into council accomodation she doesn't have to be private
Collectors pieces they still are ..fetch more than 3000 I bet
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Old Oct 18th 2008, 3:15 am
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I don't think it's sad, after all, she's not being 'forced' to sell them. She has choices like Thydney has said, she doesn't have to be in a private home. She probably intended selling them at auction before she died anyway, so sorry, I don't see anything sad in it at all.
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Old Oct 18th 2008, 1:50 pm
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The BBC report has just been broadcast on NBC today...maybe someone will come forward and help her out
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