Monday’s Oddest News

There was an article in the local paper about a spunky little 90-year-old woman who survived being trapped in her bathtub for three days.

She came home from a seniors’ bus trip to a gambling resort (!) where she said she loves the buffet. But last week, she skipped the buffet (didn’t say why. Maybe she was winning?), came home and decided to take a bath before making dinner. But she was too weak to get out of the tub and unable to reach anyone for help.

Day 1:
Her daughter called twice, but there was no answer. The daughter assumed her mom was out at Bingo night (wow…this gal gets around!).

Day 2:
Neighbors said this lady is so busy, they weren’t alarmed when they couldn’t reach her after two days.

The lady kept replacing the cold water with warm to keep from getting chilled. She was not able to cup enough fresh water in her hands to drink but, fortunately, she has a rubber duckie collection and could drink from the sailor duck. This is a direct quote: “There is a fireman, a policeman and others. I jokingly tell my friends that I am going home to take a bath with the boys.”

Day 3:
By now the daughter got a bad feeling. She finally went to her mother’s house, found the car in the driveway and three newspapers in front. She found her mother, shriveled and worn out, in the tub. Alive!

The newspaper warns that this could happen to anyone, so I am cutting out the article and sending it to my mom. Even though she doesn’t have a bath in her apartment.

Don’t you want to meet this high-rolling 90-year-old lady? Bet she’s got some stories to tell!

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:

    That's too funny. I'll have to show my daughter, who has a rubber duck collection. Only hers is on top of the dresser – she doesn't want them to get wet!