Have you read/heard about the 98 year old Italian woman, buried underneath rubble for thirty hours and rescued yesterday?
Seriously, this is no joke. Recently, there was a terrible earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, a city of about 70,000. L'Aquila is in central Italy and the name means "the Eagle". It's a college town within medieval walls in the wide valley of the Aterno River and surrounded by the Apennine Mountains.
Marie D'Antuono, age 98!, lay beneath the rubble of her home for thirty hours. Her home was a few miles from the epicentre in the village of Tempera. While waiting to be rescued, she kept her hands, and mind, occupied with crochet. No, make that crochet! After being pulled from the rubble, she answered questions and then, before leaving for hospital, asked for a comb as her hair was a mess.
Yes, I can only imagine! -smile- The Italians have a saying "bella figura" which means, roughly, keeping up appearances. I wonder if Mrs. Bucket could have done as well? Do you get the reference?
Blessings ~ Marie D'Antuono ~ crochet ~ rescue workers ~