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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:18 PM

Elderly woman to sell everything she owns to keep a promise

ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Elsie Smith is having an estate sale this weekend even though she'd rather not.

She needs money to do something very important. And if that means selling all of her belongings to get it done, then so be it.

Smith says she had a rough life until she met the love of her life 46 years ago.

"I loved that man more than anything in this whole wide world," she said.

But Joe Smith suffered from Alzheimer's for the last two years. And last Tuesday, he passed away.

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And it's all because she needs to bury Joe. It's the one thing he asked of her.

"Why? Because he asked for it. He said so many times, 'Elsie, don't have me cremated. I don't want to be cremated

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Elderly-woman-to-sell-everything-she-owns-to-keep-a-promise-191483841.html

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The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
annabanana Feb 2013 #1
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #2
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #3
darkangel218 Feb 2013 #4
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2013 #6
TheOther95Percent Feb 2013 #7

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:24 PM

1. It should never come to this. . . . n/t

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:27 PM

2. At end of Article, how to help for those interested:

"To me, he was the best man in the world," she said.

Elsie has a total of $9 to her name. She expects the funeral to cost approximately $3,000.

Anyone who'd like to help her pay for the burial is urged to contribute to the Problem Solvers fund.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:27 PM

3. DOH, sorry, meant to reply to myself not you :) (nt)

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:34 PM

4. Thats what true love really is.

:'(

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:10 PM

6. Just donated

Lost my mom a little over a year ago. Funeral costs can be expensive.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:08 AM

7. I just donated.

I read the comments and it looks like people have given about $1000.00 already. I really hope this fund reaches its goal and this woman isn't forced to sell everthing she owns.

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