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updated: Dec 02, 2012, 9:43 AM

A 104-year-old Santa Barbara woman is unharmed after her neighbor saved her from a giant falling tree branch.

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 LOUWHO? agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-02 10:44 PM

104!!!! Love that story!!


 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 07:20 AM

Wonderful neighbor!! So glad for this lady and her family.


 COMMENT 349688 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 08:35 AM

Thank you for sharing this wonderfully warm and human story, somehow I am uplifted to know that somewhere there is a marvelous lady who at the age of 104 years still goes out to collect the newspaper which, I assume, she reads and which must fill her with wonder at a world so different from the one she was born into.


 COMMENT 349709 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 10:05 AM

@RDH: No, she reads the News-Press.


 COMMENT 349735 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 11:53 AM

She is amazing; very active, great memory! So thankful that she is still with us!


 COMMENT 349800 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 02:18 PM

Respect! Heart warming! Kudos to the UI man who reacted quickly.


 COMMENT 349939 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-03 08:17 PM

Proof that being chatty with the neighbors can be a life saver. What wonderful timing and reactions.


 COMMENT 350616 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 04:00 PM

so why at 75, do some lose all interest in life? This woman is unique.


 COMMENT 350623 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 04:16 PM

616, honestly you're overlooking the fact that for many of us, health declines around that age. So it's not so much a lack of interest that sets in but a lack of ability to continue to the do the same things that you were able to do at a younger age or always assumed you'd be able to do because you stayed in shape and kept yourself healthy.

Until you reach that age, please don't judge. It's hard to explain and to show people how life really CAN change for people. Not all of us are lucky enough to have interests at that age AND be able to physically be well, despite past health.


 COMMENT 350870 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 10:16 AM

So, the tree took out her phone service on Saturday morning and Verizon still hasn't reconnected it. Fortunately, she has a cell phone and email, but she has a Life Alert necklace that uses her land line, and right now if something happens she can't use it.
Pretty angry at Verizon right now.


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