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The sadness of goodbye
When my grandmother died, she left me a diary. She wrote it in 1910, when she was 9 years old. It was the only one she ever kept.
She was travelling with her parents to visit family in New York. She described the preparations for their departure and the excitement of setting off on their journey across the Atlantic Ocean. She recorded the details of the ship in which they sailed and the people they met.
Her account of their voyage covered four days.
I wish she had told me about it during her lifetime. The ship was the Titanic.