Tributes to Walter Lord


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Have put together a format for posting tributes for Walter. Hope you may all take a few minutes to drop a line. I will try to include as much as I can fit for each submission-this will be linked into the home site, sent to Walter's friends and registered to search engines. You know I have to have music- the jazz rendition of what you will hear is I'll Be Seeing You. Email address to send tributes is on the page. Thanks.
http://www.revdma2.c om/tribute.html
 

John Clifford

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Thank you, Mike.

I also hope others will share their stories, about reading "A Night To Remember", if not their memories or meeting Walter Lord.

John Clifford
 
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So do I John. Were it not for Walter, the Titanic's story may well have ended up as a little remembered footnote in the history books. I noticed the Michael Koch has something up on the board now. Way to go Mike!

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 
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Thanks, Michael S. BTW, what are the dates for that conference in Topeka? Maybe, I could talk my wife in letting me go, if I'm good =-)

Have a good day!

Michael Koch
 
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The Technical Event in Topeka is scheduled for the 20th to the 24th of September of this year and the details can be found in the Let's Meet Folder.

I hope to see you there.

ADDENDUM: I just saw Pat Cook's tribute. Well said Pat!

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 
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Am happy to say we have added another page to the incoming tributes- just click at the top of the first tribute page- on where it says (Page 2) to go to the next. We have an original musical composition from one of our ET members going on this weekend. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a message.
 
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I like it.
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Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 
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Wow! Thanks, Shell and all.

I don't even recall how I came up with the idea, to tell you the truth. It just seemed right, as I mulled over Walter's departure, and evolved from there.

But I was pretty amazed when Shelley talked about the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" at the memorial service. (It was actually "finished" by then.)

Cheers,
John
 
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Great composition John, Truly a masterpiece and Shelley?...a truly masterful website as usual..
I shall gaze upon it when I have more time, have bookmarked it for that purpose. Thanks to You Shelley, Walter will live on....

Regards,
Bill
 
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sharon rutman

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Here's another piece of Walter Lord trivia--The original Title of A Night To Remember was A Cold Night in April. While walking to his apartment on East 37th street, Walter changed the name purely on impulse. Walter reminded me of the movie Field of Dreams--"If you build it he will come." Hence the name change. The rest, as they say, is history.
 
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Walter's 76th birthday cake. The party was in Baltimore which pleased him no end- as did the special cake. The photos include his birthday gift globe with a jewel on every location his books encompassed (John P. Eaton on the right).The last photo is Walter signing an autograph for an admirer, TIS President Brian Meister standing in back, and Sharon Rutman in blue , far left, who gave a magnificent tribute to Walter and his life work that evening in October.
 

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