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Visit many of the most famous destinations in Japan including
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Active RetireesTM | 51
Ever since Probus member
Michael Booth discovered
that his grandfather stood
on the deck of the Titanic as
a six-year-old and survived
the subsequent disaster,
Michael has been obsessed
with the fated ship.
Back then, Michael’s
grandfather's father was a
hairdresser who did all the
wigs for the D’Oyly Carte Opera.
Because of his association with
society's elite, he was able to take his
son onto the slipway of the ship when
it first launched.
Even though it sank 103 years
ago in the North Atlantic Ocean,
new artefacts and information
about the Titanic are revealed
nearly every week, adding to
Michael’s fascination with the
British passenger liner.
“My grandfather had a lot of
artefacts and saved some of those
things for me, but then when he
passed away, the rest of the family
thought it was rubbish, so they threw
a lot of it away,” he says.
However, over the years, Michael
has collected many artefacts. One
of his treasured pieces is a pocket
watch which actually stopped at
2.20am when the ship sank.
Michael has even extended his
interest in the Titanic to model ship
building and has created six models
from scratch. One model took him
two years to finish and even includes
The other passion in Michael's life
is his work as a dog psychologist.
In fact, he’s worked with several
celebrities and their pooches,
including Elizabeth Taylor. Michael
recalls visiting Elizabeth’s glamorous
LA home filled with golden finishings,
where she lived with her little Maltese
terrier. She would carry her dog
while shooting the ads for one of
her fragrances, White Diamonds,
but unfortunately, the terrier had a
problem with leaving ‘surprises’ on
“I like dogs and I respect their
intelligence, but it’s a big achievement
when I see the look on the owners’
faces when I’ve sorted out a problem
and they’re happy,” Michael says. ••
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