It only works if the info is IN it!

During last Sunday’s tidy up (code for MAJOR clean-out) of my mom’s apt., my sister happened across a large plastic folder box. It was marked “What To Do in Case Something Happens to Me.”

Years ago, in one of many attempts to get Mom organized, Wendy had bought her that box. It’s a great concept. All of the critical information required in an emergency is in one spot: doctors, medical info, medical directives, important phone numbers, etc.

Now, remember, we were surrounded by mountains of junk that my mother has saved…empty paper bags, ball point pens, stamps, index cards, newspaper clippings, old pictures (on and on…sigh…you get the idea).

But the “What To Do In Case Something Happens to Me” box was empty.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    I’m not sure whether to laugh with you. . . or weep with you!

    My dad had saved Every.Single.Phone.Bill. In its envelope. With all those little inserts.

    The amount of paper products we removed from my folks’ house was astounding.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is optimism at it’s best for your mom. No need to put anything in the box if you plan on not having anything happen to you.