Friday, February 10, 2012

SS Normandie

70 years ago today the SS Normandie, pride of the French Line, burned and capsized in NY harbor. Originally feared to be German sabotage it turned out to be poor safety habits among welders.

On the same day, Nick and Paula Trynosky were married. For the rest of his life, when asked how long he had been married my Dad, demonstrating the greenhorn (my Mothers words) that he was would answer something to the effect, “February 9th, 1942,, the day the Normandie burned, I had a choice of marrying Paula or going to see the ship burn.” Paula was never particularly happy with this. 

Something to be remembered.

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