Last Titanic survivor sells mementos for nursing feesOctober 17th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
Millvina Dean, the last Titanic survivor selling suitcase and other Titanic mementos to handle her nursing home fees.
Dean was only 2 months old when she was wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat from the doomed Titanic. She is now a 96 year-old lady who need cares, therefore she is selling her mementos which are expected to go for $5,200 at an auction of Titanic memorabilia Saturday in Devizes in western England.
The suitcase donated clothing which she is selling was a gift from New Yorkers to help Dean and her mother rebuild their lives. Among the mementos items, there are rare prints of the Titanic and letters from the Titanic Relief Fund offering her mother one pound, seven shillings and sixpence a week in compensation. The key item of the sales is suitcase.
Dean has lived at Woodlands Ridge, a private nursing home in the southern city of Southampton — Titanic’s home port — since she broke her hip two years ago.
Dean has no memories about the sinking Titanic because she was only 2 month old and did not aware what was going on. Whatever she knows were told by her mom.
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