Daniel Dieter Abt


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Daniel Dieter Abt

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In 1967 I was lucky enough to be taken by my grandfather and grandmother on a road trip through the southwest in a brand new Bonneville convertible. In Phoenix we stayed a few days at a Holiday Inn. Everyday my grandfather and I would play in the pool and everyday I was supposed to have school lessons from my grandmother. One bright and sunny day just as my grandfather and I were headed out to the pool "Titanic" with Barbara Stanwyck started on television and my grandmother announced, much to my dismay, that the movie would be my lesson for the day. At seven years of age and on vacation this was not my idea of fun! When the movie was over I was upset for a reason other than having to stay in the room with the curtains drawn...I refused to believe that the story was true! My amazement with this story so much like a Tower of Babel, Sodom and Gomorra, and other biblical stories has never slackened. I am amazed at what it tells us about how we as a race thought in past and how much we still have not changed. It amazes me from a standpoint of scale, technological and tragic. It amazes me in regards to the history of its era, the eras that lead up to the event and its effect on history (and its subsequent place it history today). This fascination lead to me to learn about shipbuilding, history, design, biography, a whole new world of knowledge was opened to me the day that my lesson was "Titanic". And it still boggles my mind that the story is true.

Daniel Dieter Abt
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05-26-01
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Jason D. Tiller

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Hi Daniel,

Welcome aboard! This is a wonderful site!

It's good to hear from you and I look forward to your posts.

Best regards,

Jason
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Sam Brannigan

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Hi Daniel

Welcome aboard. Pay no attention to that Jason one....he's always been bad with names! ;-)
 

Jason D. Tiller

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HA! I edited my earlier post! You won't catch me doing that again Sam!
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Daniel, pay no attention to this one....I typed David instead of Daniel. My apologies Daniel, I was thinking of another post which I previously posted to another gentleman here who name is Dave.

Best regards,

Jason
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Christine Geyer

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Welcome Daniel (!) It's nice to see you here. Your name doesn't sound quite like the typical native from Phoenix, does it ? Somehow it sounds quite familiar to me
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Anyway I think your grandparents had a good idea.

Looking forward to see you posting onboard.

Many regards
Christine
 

Sam Brannigan

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Good point Christine.

Daniel, you must be the first person in the phone book for the whole USA! he he ;-)

Regards from rainy Belfast

Sam
 

Diane Ostrow

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Hi Daniel!
Welcome aboard ET! Look forward to reading your posts and hearing more of your thought on the Titanic!
Ahoy!
Diane
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