I don't plan to travel anywhere, but I do write a weekly science newspaper column and every year I write something related to Titanic. I also pick that time of year to read a Titanic book I haven't read in awhile. What I want to do in the future, when money allows, is put together some nice stuff and do a display/talk at the local library. I think it's important to interest new people.
Ill be putting flowers on the grave of victim Francis Millet, who is buried near Boston. The graves of May Futrelle, Marjorie Newell robb, Arthur Newell, some of the Asplunds, and others are buried nearby too...But Ill be going to Millets's grave first...
Tarn- Am so glad you will be remembering the Newells- Mount Auburn is such a beautiful cemetery. So many famous people buried there including Charles Dana Gibson,, Irene Langhorne, Mary Baker Eddy, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Amy Lowell, Edwin Booth (actor brother to John Wilkes), Longfellow, and many others.
This is the Newell plot and stone. This visit with Marjorie was in 1988.
I will be taking daffodils out to Marshall Drew's grave and to the memorial stone of his Uncle Jim and Aunt Lu. Marshall is in Riverbend, Westerly, R.I.- rght on the Pawcatuck River. Many of his father and uncle's stone carvings are in this cemetery-along with Marshall's mother's family (Brines)stones. Lu and Jim are buried closer still, in Ashaway( on the CT-RI stateline)- Uncle Jim's memorial stone( body never reclaimed from the sea) was carved by his brother. The lily and rose motif was his trademark.
I'm giving a program on the Titanic, using materials from Jeff Newman's collection, for the Mount Tabor Historical Society on April 11th. In past years, the TML chat has done a re-enactment of the sinking, although it has not been mentioned this year yet.