QUAKE: GRANDMOTHER `CROCHETED` DURING 30-HOUR WAIT
(ANSA) - L`Aquila, April 7 - A 98-year-old grandmother rescued 30 hours after Monday`s earthquake in Abruzzo said she had whiled away the time ``crocheting`` amid the rubble.
Firemen on Tuesday morning found Maria D`Antuoni waiting in her bed surrounded by fallen plaster in the small village of Tempera.
D`Antuoni ate some crackers and told television crews ``at least let me comb my hair`` as they waited for an interview.
``What did I do all this time? I was working, I was crocheting,`` she said.
Photo: A rescuer searches through rubble in Tempera.
And now, this somewhat younger Grandmother must get back to dealing with my much less threatening rubble. Puts things in perspective, doesn't it?