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posted 15 January 2006 10:21 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
(Vancouver, WA) An 88-year-old woman, trapped in her car for six days after driving off the road on the way home from the grocery store, sustained herself by wiping condensation off the windshield with a towel and sucking the moisture, her son says.

Mary Lillian Anderson was in satisfactory condition Thursday at Southwest Washington Medical Center.

She was rescued Wednesday by a delivery truck driver who noticed the car stuck in blackberry bushes just off Interstate 5 and peered inside. He says he was braced for the sight of a body.

"She was sitting right there, staring back at me," said Andrew Thompson, who delivers propane in rural Clark County. "She looked very happy."


One of Anderson's sons, Rob Johnson of Pendleton, Ore., said his mother's groceries were out of reach in the trunk. She kept herself distracted by harvesting water and by praying, talking to her guardian angel and counting to 500 and back, over and over again, he said.

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posted 16 January 2006 11:58 AM      Profile for Nanuq   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
How remote a region was this that nobody could find her for six days?
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Reality. Bites.
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posted 16 January 2006 12:01 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post
Sounds more like no one was looking. She was right off the Interstate.
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