Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Melody & More About Myself

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

I have always been fascinated with, and loved the Titanic...no, not the movie, the real luxury liner that sank on April 14-15th, 1912.  It is my belief that if the Captain had heeded the iceberg warnings, the ship might not have sunk.  Many errors occurred that fateful night of April 14th...they were going too fast, there were not enough lifeboats on board to save everyone, and too many people believe that the ship was "unsinkable."  They put too much trust in an inanimate object, and that was bound to get them into trouble.  Even the lifeboats that left the ship were underfilled due to people believing that another ship would come to their rescue before the ship sank, if it was going to sink at all.  Sadly, there was a lot of competition back then to build faster, larger and more luxurious ships, and not enough focus was made on the safety of the passengers.  Charles Melville Hays, one of the passengers who went down with the ship, made this comment not too long before the Titanic hit the iceberg and sank.  He was referring to the competition among the ship companies for speed, etc.  "The time will come soon when this trend will be checked by some appalling disaster."  He couldn't have been more accurate! He is buried here in Montreal at Mount Royal Cemetery. For more information about him, here is a link. Charles Melville Hays  Thanks so much for listening.  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Titanic Museum Opens Where Ship was Built

Dear Kitten:  Regarding the Big Game

Caribbean Carrot Punch (Thirsty for)

The Ghost of Earth Day Present (I found this very touching and inspirational)

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.












Negis Art - Artist Katherine McNeil




Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always enjoy and appreciate reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

54 comments:

  1. (^‿^)✿

    Oh ! Thanks Linda !!!

    I love your post !!!! Gorgeous pics & videos !

    Take care ... kisses from Asia ♥ ! Have a great week !

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  2. Quote from Gratitude, so right,

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  3. There used to be a commercial very like the Ghost of Earth Day. My mom was very fascinated with the Titanic too. Friends of mine went to an exact replica of the Titanic and they brought me a pen with the Titanic carved onto it.

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  4. I remember watching "The Titanic" on an oversees flight during a pretty intense turbulence ... and saying to my husband ... pretty intensely, that I loved him ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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  5. I always wonders why do we need to have a disaster before people start take preventive action.

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  6. Sad to think all those people who lost their lives in Titanic.

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  7. passe une belle semaine

    ici avec du soleil

    je suis allée au jardin botanique hier , superbe balade avec des magnolias en fleurs ... je mettrais les photos a partir de mercredi

    bisous

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  8. Yes, so tragic, the Titanic. I did not see the movie though...one of the very very few, I would think. The theme song by Celine Dion, she's Canadian.

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  9. I also find historical events like the Titanic really interesting. I'd never heard that quote before, but it's very apt. TOo bad his words came to fruition.

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  10. Oh I went to on board HQS Wellington moored on the Thames to see an exhibition about "Hospital and Troop Ships".

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  11. Bonjour Linda,
    j'aime beaucoup la dernière phrase "taking time do do nothing"
    Merci pour tous tes bons et jolis posts.
    Bon début de semaine Bises

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  12. Dear kitten video is so entertaining and I love the carrot punch on a hot day. Titanic reminds people of disaster.

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  13. Bonjour Linda. Je préfère écrire en français.
    Ce qui s'est passé avec le Titanic est inoubliable.
    Merci pour les vidéos choisis.
    Bonne semaine

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  14. Oh, another blog worth reading! meee too! im fascinated with titanic, that's a very tragic yet mysterious event. I sometimes wonder what if im also riding that ship. :)

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  15. The Ghost video is great along with everything else of course!

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  16. Good morning, dear Linda! This was the best set of videos you ever posted. The latest installment of Friskies' Dear Kitten campaign was brilliantly written and produced, poking fun at football obsessed humans. Mrs. Shady and I love carrots and will be eager to taste the zesty carrot punch featured today. The Ghost of Earth Day Present vignette promoting the global tree planting event is also a touching piece and was surely inspired by the anti-littering PSAs of decades ago that featured a teary-eyed native American witnessing people cluttering and contaminating the land with bottles, cans and fast food bags. I would love to visit and explore the Titanic Belfast Museum. As you know by now, my dear friend Margaret Schneider was born three days after the sinking of the great ship. Thank you very much for the lovely comment you left on my blog for her. I hope you read the reply written by her daughter Kathleen.

    This is a travel week for me, dear Linda. I will do my best to be here until my schedule returns to normal on Friday. Have a wonderful week, dear friend!

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  17. Arlynda and I are also fascinated with the Titanic. The only IMAX movie we have ever seen was a documentary about the tragedy. There is a permanent Titanic exhibit with genuine artifacts down in Branson, but we have not been able to go see it.

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  18. Hi Linda, You will know that I love ships, so your interest in the Titanic is just great. I sure enjoyed the video of the new Visitor Center. That may be the newest entry on my list of places to see. Did you happen to see the news yesterday that some in an auction paid over $100,000. for one of the original deck chairs they brought up from the bottom? Pretty amazing, I thought. Have a great day.

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  19. ha en strålende uke Linda ! :-)

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  20. Kitty gets what he wants! On a lighter note, I do like the kitty videos.

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  21. Good morning Linda, you always have something to make me smile. I hope everything is wonderful with you.

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  22. I liked the kitten game plan. We have a stuffed grumpy cat and baby sitting on a dresser. Our Cleopatra hates them - especially the baby. Most night she "kills" the baby and we find it lying on the floor! :)

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  23. Bonjour Linda,
    Le cocktail aux carottes semble vraiment délicieux et santé ❤ J'adore!!

    Bisous

    Manon

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  24. Fiscinaiting, Linda, Titanic, and the museum !
    Nice gag !

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  25. le Titanic une triste histoire Linda..

    et maintenant, je vais pratiquer mon "anti-aging"

    greetings

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  26. here's one difference between you and me ... i was more fascinated by titanic the movie than the real-life incident itself. but it's sad to still read about many boat tragedies involving migrants in this century...

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  27. Great gag video. Interesting video about the Titanic museum. Earth day video was very inspiring. Great quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  28. Loved your commentary and the film on the Titanic. I have been fascinated with her story since my grandmother told me about it when I was a little girl. We had a chance to visit the Titanic exhibition at Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland many years ago - that was Titanic's last port of call. It gave me the chills. Thanks for the clip on the museum in Belfast. I'll put that on my bucket list.

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  29. Thanks for giving me some Monday inspiration!

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  30. Hays had been coming back from Europe with a large shipment of luxurious furnishings- I think the largest amount of private cargo for a single person- meant for the Chateau Laurier here in Ottawa. The cargo went down with the ship, and the Chateau's opening was delayed for several weeks by the death of Hays.

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  31. Bonjour Linda et merci de ton passage sur mon site. J'ai un peu de mal avec l'anglais, disons que je me débrouille pour le courant mais dès qu'il s'agit de longs textes qui relatent des faits, je décroche un peu. Heureusement on peu traduire via Google.
    Merci pour ces articles intéressants. Concernant Montréal, je connais bien, j'ai même une amie française qui a émigré là-bas il y a 6 ans et j'ai bien bourlingué dans ta ville. J'en montre d'ailleurs de temps à autre des photos.
    Je reviendrai mais d'une manière générale ce sont plutôt les sites exclusivement photographiques qui m'intéressent.

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  32. Very interesting story about Hays. I have read quite a bit about the Titanic, but had heard about Hays.

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  33. So many great things today - I particularly loved "dear cat" and the anti-ageing advice.

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  34. We have a Titanic museum nearby that looks like the front of the ship. It's pretty cool, but the touring exhibition was a hundred times better.

    Link: http://www.titanicpigeonforge.com/titanic-pigeon-forge-tour.php

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  35. Yup, i can;t say no for titanic too
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  36. Speaking of Mount Royal Cemetery, it is one of the best cemeteries in Canada. I love cemeteries and have been to a lot in my travels.

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  37. Hahahahahahaha .... got me again sit entertain you with funny movies Linda:-)))) I thought of that schaaspel very well found * lol * You also other items like the cats and the Indians were more than worth watching. Thank you for always many beautiful items:-)
    Kind regards, Helma

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  38. Que de belles douceurs comme toujours!!! Bise et bonne soirée tout en douceur!

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  39. Thanks for sharing your comments on the titanic ... thinking about all those that died is very sad!

    I think I might enjoy that drink, thanks for sharing it, Linda

    I always so enjoy the quotes you share
    Happy Monday xx

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  40. Bonsoir,
    merci d'être passée sur mon blog. Très sympa cette réflexion sur le Titanic, finalement rien n'a changé, c'est toujours l'argent qui passe en priorité, même face à la sécurité des passagers. Très belle série de vidéos.
    Passe une bonne semaine.

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  41. I remember the lack of life boats. You can look up who perished, mostly the poor and some of the middle class men.

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  42. OMC that Kitten video is so funny. I always love your videos and inspirational pictures. They all always speak to me. The sinking of the Titanic was horrible. The cruise industry has come a long ways, but they still have problems now and then.

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  43. I as well am fascinated with the titanic! My Dad was born 1912....two weeks before the Titanic went down..
    As always good choice of videos and quotes!!

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  44. the titanic ..

    a big tragedy that that should never happen .. :-((

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  45. Fascinating as alway anything to do with the Titanic...

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  46. Lots of lessons to be learned from the story of the Titanic.

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  47. That is an interesting quote prior to the disaster. Very prophetic. I love the Dear Kitten ads. Very clever.

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  48. Another very interesting post today Linda. I always enjoy your videos and pics. The Titanic was a dreadful tragedy.

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  49. I've been long fascinated with the Titanic, Linda! We had a fabulous exhibit at our Denver Museum of Nature and Science. I had such fun taking my third grade kiddos to it. And what an impact it had on them! The Charles Melville Hays quote was poignant! Have a great week, Linda!

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  50. I am also fascinated by tragedy of Titanic. I watched the 'Titanic' movie many times...
    The punch recipe sounds good and I laughed out laud on 'Dear kitten'

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  51. Many thanks for the info on Charles Melville Hays, I found it really interesting.
    Yes, his quote was so poignant...almost as if he'd had a premonition. I have also watched the movie several times...I find it quite haunting.

    I loved "Dear Kitten"...made me laugh until I cried!! xoxoxo

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  52. All stories related to the Titanic, those who went and those who didn't, are fascinating study. I'd love to go to the museum.

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  53. The cat commercial was so funny:)

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