Letters make the news again with this “My dear Mother” note written on the Titanic’s official stationery. Alexander Oskar Holverson, an American businessman, wrote to his mom the day before the Titanic sank. This letter was found on Mr. Holverson’s person. The fact that the ink did not run is miraculous. Those stains are the result of the salt water. Most amazing is the fact that this letter was actually delivered.
The public’s fascination for all things Titanic meant that this letter fetched an incredible $166,000 at this weekend’s British auction. That is the highest sum yet for a letter written on that doomed voyage. For more about Mr. Holverson’s story go to-
Author’s note: Letters preserve memories…
Jeff Belanger, a paranormal researcher, came to town recently, so I went to hear him speak. He talked about how an individual dies 3 times. The first time arrives when you stop breathing. The second time occurs when you’re buried. And the last time happens when no one mentions your name any longer.
Mr. Alexander Oskar Holverson’s letter keeps his memory alive today- 105 years later.