The sadness of goodbye – Friday Fictioneers

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55 ships

PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria

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.




8 thoughts on “The sadness of goodbye – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Thank you for your comment. It is exactly as you say. My father encouraged his children to ask him what they needed to know before the time when he would no longer be around to provide the information. Unfortunately, though, the children don’t always know which questions to ask, until it’s too late.

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    1. Thank you for your response. You are quite right. Her parents did not survive. I cannot imagine the pain of such a lifelong memory. It’s understandable that, in this case, the experience could not be shared.

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