http://www.joyen.net/VOASpecial/voas/ThisIsAmerica/201003/2429.htmlhttp://www.joyen.net/VOASpecial/voas/ThisIsAmerica/201003/2429.html Margaret Brown Margaret Brown By: Abbie J. & Mitchell D.
April 10th, 11:00 AM Hello, my name is Margaret Brown and I am sixty five years old. I am a women sufferage fighter and I stand for women's rights. I ahve won several awards and I have become very wealthy over the years. I was going to marry for riches because I was pooor but ended up marrying a person that was not rich. I am writing this journal entry for many different reasons. One reason is that I was on the R.M.S. Titanic which had sunk even though it was thought to be unsinkable. My doctor has recommended that I start making a journal so that I can be able to express how I feel after what had happened last year around this time. So, I guess I am going to write just about everything in here!
April 12th, 4:50 PM I have come back from a fancy dinner party with all of my friends. I am not feeling very well and I have been getting constant headaches! I am not exactly sure why. I should probably take a small nap and I am sure that I will be better by the morning but I still have a feeling that it is much more than a small headache from too much noise. I guess I will have to manage. I don't want to cause a big fuss over nothing important so off to bed for me!
April 14th 4:pm • I am going to the hospital today. I have been throwing up and getting horrible headaches. I keep telling my friends that it is nothing but they keep telling me to get it checked out at the hospital. I have decided to listen to them. As I learned from the Titanic incident, it is better to be safe than sorry so I am going to listen to my friends and go to the hospital today. Off to the hospital now. I hope my friends are wrong.
April 15th. 4:00pm. • I am back from the hospital. I am afraid that I have no good news to say. I have a cerebral hemorrhage and I have about nine months to live, maybe even less. I already know where I am going to go first. I have to visit my only grandson who was terribly sick at the time that I was on the Titanic. I was on the Titanic to visit him.I never got the chance to see him though. This was because the ship that I was on sank. My husband, James Brown, was terrified when that had happened and was luckily still at home and not on the Titanic with me. If he were, he would have died because only ladies and children were allowed on the lifeboats. I have decided that I am going to see my grandson while I am still alive. I will also go visit my two children, Catherine and Lawrence. I am obviously very scared to go on another ship especially since today is the day that the R.M.S. Titanic sank. I am going to be going on a ship that leaves today at 10:00pm. I am hoping for the best.
April 15th 10:00pm • I can smell the salty sea air that is coming into the ship through the windows. I am on the ship, in my room and it has not departed yet. My room is cozy and quite elegant. I have decided to stay inside for the rest of the night. I think that that way, it will be easier for me. The ship is about to leave and I am really really scared!! I am going to go to sleep now in my comfy room and get a good night's rest so that I might be able to relax a little bit. My fingers are crossed.
April 16th 9:00am • I had the best sleep ever and I am about to go down for breakfast which is on the lower deck. I am very excited. This ship seems very safe, but I am not getting my hopes up. The ship has enough lifeboats for everyone unlike the Titanic and I am happy with the services. It may not be as lavish as the great R.M.S. Titanic, but it is definitely more reassuring. I can't wait to explore it today after breakfast!!
April 23rd 2:30pm • I have lost track of time! I can't believe it is already the 23rd. I have been having so much fun on this wonderful ship. I never would have thought that I could ever enjoy myself on a ship after what had happened, but I guess I was wrong. I also can't wait to see my grandson who is now five years old and from what I heard, really wonderful. The ship is about to reach the harbor now, and I can't wait any longer! I am going to wait outside until we arrive and I can get to my family.
May 3rd 12:00pm • I have been with my grandson this whole time and he is just wonderful to be around! I have never been so happy in my whole life. I have already told everyone about the cerebral hemmorhage and they told me that I was going to have to live with them from now on! I can't wait to get to know Peter, my grandson, better. I have a feeling that we are going to get along just wonderfully. Oh! I have to go to lunch now!
May 28th 12:00pm • sandwiches, dinasours, airplanes, and ships. His favorite color is green and he wants to be a monkey when he grows up. I am so happy! I am afraid there is only one thing that has been bothering me. I have been feeling horrible lately and I can't bare it. I have gone to the hospital but they say there is nothing they can do about. They don't have the technology for helping me. I haven't told my daughter about this though. I don't want her to worry for me. I have a feeling that my health is about to take a turn for the worst...I don't know what is going to happen.June 2nd. 1:30am.I am so happy that I am here! Peter is learning how to ride a tricycle now! He loves peanut butter and jelly
June 2nd 2:3o pm • I am very sick. I am in the hospital. I guess I was right. I am afraid I won't be able to see my husband ever again.Things did turn for the worst. I don't know how much longer I have.... I am going to miss Peter!
June 3rd 12:00pm Hi, my name is Catherine Ellen Brown. My mother, Margaret Brown, died yesterday at 2:20am. She had told me to take care of her journal and to write in it almost everyday. She told me to talk about anything I wanted to but all I want to talk about is her. I am sad and angry at the same time. I am still wondering why she never told me about how much she was hurting. She should have. I am also thinking about how much Peter is going to miss my mom. He has been asking about her. I guess he will never be able to have his grandmother when he learns to read and write, when he goes to college and when he gets his first job. So, to quote my mother, I guess I am going to write just about everything in here!