Now we will have to see what Ms. West's family has to say, and if she had left any notes or stories to share, especially ones she might have wanted issued post-humously.
If not, then her stories will her's alone, something we will have to respect.
Mrs. Dainton was a nice lady. I know when I wrote her back in the 90's she seemed very cordial. I knew that she didn't wish to discuss anything related to the Titanic so I didn't. I was really amazed that she sent me her photograph. I am so glad that her wishes concerning the news of her death were able to be met.
Three years ago when I was in Truro I came in contact with her by a chance. The family at the bed and breakfast I was staying at know her personally and when I talked to them about my interest in Titanic they let me come to see her Titanic collection.
She was almost blind at the time in 2004, but she could still read the newspaper with a help of a magnifying equipment. She was kind enough to sign a copy of "A night to remember" with a very shaky hand, but what was most interesting was to see her own Titaniccollection.
For example she had several letters that had been written on The Titanic by her mother with the Titaniclogo on them. She also had a milkbottle from Titanic that her father had given her before she got in the lifeboat and lots of other interesting objects.
I was told that the objects would be given to a museum in Truro after she had passed away. Do you know if this will happen Brian? I really hope so.
...I was touched in a familiar way with the West passing less than an hour ago. Via the World News Tonight w/Brian Williams I have learned. Instantly my body became chilled and eyes became teary eyed. I called to share the passing with my Mother. Just as...on 1 Sept. '85 I had also called my Mother and, with excitement had shared the discovery of the wreck of TITANIC.
>>I'm sure Brian T and others will be protecting Millvina. I don't envy them!<<
Nor do I, but as I said in a post which looks like it vanished into the eather, Between Brian T and the people at the nursing facility where Millvina resides, I hope they won't hesitate to be rude about it if necessery if some of the buzzards out there can't quite grasp that "Get lost!" means exactly that.