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I agree.

She shouldnt have to be doing that at her time of life either. She is now the last survivor of the Titanic disaster. She should enjoy the rest of her days in peace without having to sell her artifacts.

I did read once that the first ever survivor of the April 1912 Titanic disaster to die was a 3 year old Lebanese immigrant who died in August 1912. Followed by Colonel Archibald Gracie in December 1912.

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Millvina Dean is 96 years old. Lets hope that she reaches 100, not just for her birthday but for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster.

Like Molly Brown, she should be named the Unsinkable Millvina Dean.

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Thanks for bringing that to light Julie.

I agree, its a real shame.

She told the Southern Daily Echo: "I was hoping to be here for two weeks after breaking my hip, but I developed an infection and have been here for two years. I am not able to live in my home any more.
"I am selling it all now because I have to pay these nursing home fees and am selling anything that I think might fetch some money."
Why cant we look after our elder citizens...........

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Hi

I agree. This is a lady with a unique personal history that crosses over to become a huge historic story. You would think that someone would have been able to use this in a humanitarian way to enable this lady to live out her remaining years in comfort and surrounded by the things that mean so much to her. I bet the Nursing Home will not suffer having her amongst their clients. It's the same as when you read about veterans selling medals to help raise cash. Shame on a society that values it's celebrities and what diet and shoes they are wearing above the wellbeing of this lady.

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so is it me then?? what happens to the people that have no money, how do they afford to pay their nursing home fees???

I think its scandalous in this day and age that someone as important as Ms Dean should be made to sell the things that mean so much to her.

I realise she was only 9 weeks old at the time when she was rescued but even so, she is a titanic survivor, and she deserves better treatment.

*rant over*
 

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I am a Community Nurse and often come across people who need to move to a Nursing Home/Residential Home. Payment is calculated according to personal assets/savings.The level is surprisingly low and if you exceed it then you have to pay if you don't then Social Services have to pay. It doesn't take long for savings to 'disappear' and then SS have to step in. They will only pay the lower end and I have known of people needing to move as their new 'home' is above what SS will pay. There are many people out there in this awful position. I suppose it will remain a hot bed of varying opinions. I know how I feel!!!
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Hi Liz,

I know what you are saying, its a no win situation really isnt it, these places are run and then the residents are over charged, I know that places don't run on fresh air, but some from what I can gather like to charge over the odds for even the most basic of things...

what sort of world/society do we live in?

I know that when I grow old(er) I hope to stay in this house until my dying day, (or wherever my family eventually end up). At the moment I am quite happy living in my little terraced miners house :)
 

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Hi Dark Crystal
I have just seen a report in the paper regarding the sale of Millvina Dean's mementos.
It seems that she sold a suitcase filled with clothes given to her family by the people of New York when the family arrived in America after being rescued. She also auctioned rare prints of the criuse liner along with compensation letters sent to her mother by the Titanic Relief Fund. The suitcase fetched £10,800, the prints £9,250 and letters £11,100. Total of £30,150 - more than 10 times the amount she had been hoping for!
Despite that, I wonder how long the money will last!!
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