Saturday, January 12, 2008
"Unsinkable" Molly Brown
In 1867, a cyclone blew and a child was born named Margaret (She later, her name was changed to Molly Brown in Missouri). As Molly grew, her brothers taught her games like marbles
(she was a tomgirl),and her sister taught her how to read. When Molly was 19, she went to the western part Colorado, got married and had two children. After that they moved to Denver, until a year later, her husband James moved back to the west with their kids. After a month, Molly came aboard the RMS Titanic because her son was sick and on the fourth night of April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck a giant iceberg and sank. Molly was in a lifeboat and told the people to save the drowning men, but Quarter Master Robert Hitchens said that they will tip us over. Molly was tempted to throw him overboard, but she did not and she survived. After she was rescued, she went back to Denver. After her husband died, she retired. After she died in October 25th, 1932 in New York, people realized how important she was to the Titanic and she became famous. There was even a Broadway song named after her, and it was called “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” That is how she got her nickname. One year, she bought a heep of winter clothes in the summer and planned on donating them but died in October. Today, there is a charity which is named after her.