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These two were supposedly based on a real couple, who said they wouldn’t board a life boat as long as there were younger people still aboard the ship. They both went below deck, presumably to their room, and that’s the last time they were seen.

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Isador & Ida Straus
The couple had been married for 41 years at the time of the disaster. They raised six children together, and were almost inseparable. On the rare occasion that they were apart, they wrote each other every day. They even celebrated their birthdays on the same day, although they were well apart from one another. During the sinking, Titanic’s officers pleaded with the 63 year old Ida to board a lifeboat and escape the disaster, but she repeatedly refused to leave her husband. Instead, she placed her maid in a lifeboat, taking her fur coat off and handing it to the maid while saying, “I won’t need this anymore”. At one point, she was convinced to enter one of the last two lifeboats, but jumped out as her husband walked away to rejoin him.
When last seen by witnesses, they were standing on deck, holding each other in a tight embrace. Their funeral drew some 6,000 mourners at Carnegie Hall.
A monument to them still stands in a Bronx cemetery, it’s inscription reads: “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.”

why wasn’t the movie about them

why wasn’t the movie about them

These two were supposedly based on a real couple, who said they wouldn’t board a life boat as long as there were younger people still aboard the ship. They both went below deck, presumably to their room, and that’s the last time they were seen.

;________________;

Isador & Ida Straus

The couple had been married for 41 years at the time of the disaster. They raised six children together, and were almost inseparable. On the rare occasion that they were apart, they wrote each other every day. They even celebrated their birthdays on the same day, although they were well apart from one another. During the sinking, Titanic’s officers pleaded with the 63 year old Ida to board a lifeboat and escape the disaster, but she repeatedly refused to leave her husband. Instead, she placed her maid in a lifeboat, taking her fur coat off and handing it to the maid while saying, “I won’t need this anymore”. At one point, she was convinced to enter one of the last two lifeboats, but jumped out as her husband walked away to rejoin him.

When last seen by witnesses, they were standing on deck, holding each other in a tight embrace. Their funeral drew some 6,000 mourners at Carnegie Hall.

A monument to them still stands in a Bronx cemetery, it’s inscription reads: “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.”

why wasn’t the movie about them

why wasn’t the movie about them

pilgrimkitty:

unbucaneve:

jenesaispourquoi:

professorsparklepants:

Why does everyone say “house-wife” or “house-husband” when “House-spouse” is not only gender neutral, but also RHYMES?

the prof asks the important questions.

Wait, spouse rhymes with house? I always pronounced it ‘spooze’ in my head /o\ WHY IS YOUR LANGUAGE SO WEIRD!!!

Because English beats up other languages in dark alleys, then rifles through their pockets for loose grammar and spare vocabulary.

You almost convinced me I mattered.
Six word story (via c-oquetry)
Dear Sam Smith,

Your vocals are giving me life.
But you lyrics are killing me.
Slowly.

blackboxoffice:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)

via stand-up-comic-gifs

blackgirlwhiteboylove:

blackamazon:

abstrackafricana:

”The state is currently spending five times more for the education for a white child than it is fitting to educate a colored child. That means better textbooks for that child than for that child. I say that’s a shame, but my opponent says today is not the day for whites and coloreds to go to the same college. To share the same campus. To walk into the same classroom. Well, would you kindly tell me when that day is gonna come? Is it going to come tomorrow? Is it going to come next week? In a hundred years? Never? No, the time for justice, the time for freedom, and the time for equality is always, is always right now!”

The fact she’s not on The same lists as Emma Stone, Emily Blunt and Anne hathaway is all I need to know about Hollywood.

rupsidaisy:

pizzaforpresident:

firemen:

my follower count is my birth year

did you know jesus personally?

slam DUNKED

banji-realness:

teacakes:

howtobeafuckinglady:

quickweaves:

adoringbeyonce:

hellyeahbeyonceknowlescarter:

Blow - Cologne, Germany - 03/15/2014

I CANNOT GET OVER THIS, THE MAMAS BE KILLIN ‘EM

ngl live for this arrangement

this is literally prefect

to watch later

MAMA BAKED A CHERRY PIE

daisyshanti:

patsta:

dietmountaindelrey:

spaceoid:

Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972

Just imagine the pain…

This is such an amazing photograph

Oh my god ..

daisyshanti:

patsta:

dietmountaindelrey:

spaceoid:

Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972

Just imagine the pain…

This is such an amazing photograph

Oh my god ..

brattyhealy:

can’t believe all irish people were born today wow happy birthday

With the new year i think i need a new blogging position

Why she blue though?