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There Really Was A Rose On The Titanic, And She Really Did Write Letters! Minds Blown And Smashed By An Iceberg!
But the Oscar-winning movie might not have been as fictional as even its writers thought!
According to newly translated documents, there may have been a real woman named Rose on the RMS Titanic who not only survived the infamous wreck- she wrote about it!
"Towards eleven o'clock Mrs. Stone [Icard's employer] and I went to bed. Three quarters of an hour later, as the liner was cruising at full speed, a terrifying shock threw us out of bed…
…we witnessed unforgettable scenes where horror mixed with the most sublime heroism. Women, still in evening gowns, some just out of bed, barely clothed, disheveled, distraught, scrambled for the boats…
Near me were two handsome elderly [people], Mr. and Mrs. Straus, proprietors of the great store Macy's of New York. She refused to go into the boat after having helped in her maid…
She put her arms around the neck of her husband, telling him: 'We have been married 50 years, we have never left each other, I want to die with you.'"
Wow. That was just as harrowing and sad and romantic as the James Cameron movie! How incredible!
You can read more from the amazing letters HERE, but don't hold your breath for a Jack. There's only one Leo.