This is one of the most talked about stories among bloggers today. Especially among Italian, female and bloggers crafters. And it's likely to stay that way for some time more.
I'd generally try to be original but this time- I'm going with the flow. I just can not but to mention HER as well.
Her name is Maria D’Antuono. She is a 98 years old lady and
lives in a village of Tempera near L’Aquilla in central Italy. Last Monday, during the devastating earthquake in the Abruzzo region, her old stone house collapsed while she was in it. She spent the next 30 hours trapped under her bed, bellow the ruins of her home. Determined to stay alive!
She was rescued on Tuesday . And she is feeling well.
The question – how did she spend the 30 hours after her house had collapsed onto her.
Her answer: ”Working!..Crocheting!”.
She was crocheting!!!
I’ve read this story in about 10 different newspapers, blogs and web sites, even languages and written by different journalists. Apparently, not all of them thought that what she had said next was as important as her first words after being rescued. I do. I’m sure they are important!
Before going to hospital, she was offered a package of biscuits. But she wanted something else. Something more important than having her first “meal” after a day and a half without food .
“Almeno fatemi pettinare!”.
She wanted to comb her hair!
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Femininity, dignity, human pride….. You choose!
I’ll only quote my Italian (fellow) blogger for the end: “Evviva la signora Maria!”