Aging Mildred was a 93-year-old woman who was getting more and more despondent over the recent death of her husband, Earl.
She decided that she would just kill herself and join him in death.
Thinking that it would be best to get it over with quickly, she took out Earls old Army pistol and made the decision to shoot herself in the heart.
Not wanting to miss the vital organ and become a vegetable and burden someone, she called her doctors office to inquire as to just exactly where the heart would be on a woman.
The doctor said, "Your heart would be just below your left breast."
Later that night, Mildred was admitted to the local hospital with a gunshot wound to her knee.
6/29/2010 12:00:00 AM