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(PennLive)   92-year-old woman, happily living without electricity or running water, constantly bombarded by electric company to hook up "just a little" electricity   (pennlive.com) divider line 229
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2009-09-09 10:01:52 AM  
Electric company? Trying to convince a 92-year-old woman?

Sounds like a job for Morgan Freeman.
 
2009-09-09 10:37:08 AM  
Good lord does Met-Ed suck.

"Hi, this is floor9 calling. My UPS was showing a voltage sag down to 80v for about three hours today."
"Yeah, that's within operational limits."
"But then it jumped up to 145."
"Call us when it goes past 350 or under 1."
 
2009-09-09 10:48:18 AM  
What a fascinating life she must lead.
 
2009-09-09 11:06:24 AM  
How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?
 
2009-09-09 11:07:27 AM  
I wonder what her excuse is for not believing in garbage pickup?
 
2009-09-09 11:07:40 AM  
moralpanic: How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?
Fire?
 
2009-09-09 11:07:54 AM  
Just the tip ma'am
 
2009-09-09 11:08:09 AM  
Abigail Freemantle, ftw. Mayhap it is; mayhap it ain't.
 
2009-09-09 11:08:33 AM  
moralpanic: How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?

Fire, what else?
 
2009-09-09 11:08:55 AM  
moralpanic: How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?

They have this thing called 'fire' now.
 
2009-09-09 11:09:38 AM  
Godammit...
 
2009-09-09 11:09:54 AM  
moralpanic: How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?

She probably heats her home with coal or wood. Coal is very popular 'round these here parts, and wood pellets can be delivered.
 
2009-09-09 11:09:55 AM  
moralpanic: How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?

It's a good thing we invented electricity before that first winter.
 
2009-09-09 11:10:04 AM  
why is she not wearing two shoes?
 
2009-09-09 11:10:09 AM  
HAMMERTOE: Abigail Freemantle, ftw. Mayhap it is; mayhap it ain't.

Came for this. Leaving happy.
 
2009-09-09 11:10:22 AM  
moralpanic: How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?

Same way all the Amish do in that region I'll bet.
 
2009-09-09 11:10:50 AM  
Adjective Bird Whiskey: What a fascinating life she must lead.

Subtle. It can be taken so many different ways.
 
2009-09-09 11:11:11 AM  
Hum, subbtards headline "...constantly bombarded by electric company"

FTA: "We can't force anyone to take electricity," Baxter said. "That is a choice, a lifestyle choice, in essence, that people make."

Yeah subby, never let the facts get in the way of a Green Light.
 
2009-09-09 11:11:50 AM  
Don't pay the electric company. Go for the railroads instead.

/Or roll a two and minimize your debt
 
2009-09-09 11:11:54 AM  
moralpanic
How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?

I bet she does it similarly to the millions of humans that did it for millions of years (6,000 for the Christians) before the use of electricity. You know...warm clothes and quite a few blankets. And candles.
 
2009-09-09 11:12:14 AM  
floor9: moralpanic: How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?

She probably heats her home with coal or wood. Coal is very popular 'round these here parts, and wood pellets can be delivered.


Colgate, my alma mater, to this day is still heated with wood chips.
 
2009-09-09 11:12:42 AM  
I think there's a subliminal message in the photo in TFA.
 
2009-09-09 11:12:44 AM  
My guess would be blankets and wood burning stoves.
 
2009-09-09 11:13:28 AM  
AgnosticAngles: I wonder what her excuse is for not believing in garbage pickup?

Nevermind. She needs something to burn to stay warm.
 
2009-09-09 11:13:28 AM  
NightOwl2255: Yeah subby, never let the facts get in the way of a Green Light.

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Bitter post is bitter.
 
2009-09-09 11:13:32 AM  
www.vul.bc.ca

HELP?
 
2009-09-09 11:13:44 AM  
Yea for stupid old people...
 
2009-09-09 11:14:19 AM  
HAMMERTOE: Abigail Freemantle, ftw. Mayhap it is; mayhap it ain't.

I guess that means we've got 16 years before Captain Trips makes its debut.
 
2009-09-09 11:14:31 AM  
moralpanic: How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?

She probably burns all that garbage she is storing.

Why does her house have help painted on it? and why one shoe?
 
2009-09-09 11:15:24 AM  
Also google search Violet Hobaugh and you can find some photos of her place.

Such as here (new window)

farm1.static.flickr.com

farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2009-09-09 11:15:38 AM  
moralpanic: How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?

I'd guess she uses fire.
 
2009-09-09 11:15:57 AM  
No bathing? Yikes!
 
2009-09-09 11:16:14 AM  
No running water? No wonder she doesn't have many regular visitors, I can only imagine what an old woman who has only gotten in a sponge bath now and then for years must smell like...
 
hej
2009-09-09 11:16:42 AM  
I missed the part in TFA where the electrical company was 'bombarding' her.
 
2009-09-09 11:16:44 AM  
Bicycle safety tip: I think there's a subliminal message in the photo in TFA.

Seriously. What is that about?
 
2009-09-09 11:17:08 AM  
maudibjr: moralpanic: How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?

She probably burns all that garbage she is storing.

Why does her house have help painted on it? and why one shoe?


She probably needs HELP in finding her other shoe in all that garbage.
 
2009-09-09 11:17:56 AM  
She sounds smelly

JC
 
2009-09-09 11:18:04 AM  
LeeOfTampa: why is she not wearing two shoes?

because she's not a Miss Goody
 
2009-09-09 11:18:30 AM  
"Why do people keep bothering me with electric hook-ups and water hook-ups?"

Could it be the 2' letter you painted on your house that says "HELP" or are you just looking for your other shoe and need assistance?
 
2009-09-09 11:19:04 AM  
Put her in what we call, "normal surroundings," and she'd probably be dead within a week.
Tough old gal. I admire her.
 
2009-09-09 11:20:13 AM  
Diogenes: Colgate, my alma mater, to this day is still heated with wood chips.

Eww. Do you still rinse with cold water?

Brushing with heated colgate sounds gross.
 
2009-09-09 11:21:00 AM  
The onion on her belt masks the old lady stank.
 
2009-09-09 11:21:02 AM  
Spokeswoman Karen Baxter said that, because of privacy laws, she could not comment on a specific customer.

Wha? Slamming?
 
2009-09-09 11:23:26 AM  
She was probably born into a family without electricity or running water and by god, she'll go out that way!

How the hell does she recharge her ipod?
 
2009-09-09 11:24:02 AM  
LOL Obviously fire, but how does a 92 year old keep up with the firewood and coals.
 
2009-09-09 11:25:23 AM  
okay, she has one shoe and "help" painted on the front of her house. Isn't she sending mixed signals?
 
2009-09-09 11:25:24 AM  
I was expecting to see a small, quaint house that was simple, yet well-kept. Much like the Amish who live out her way.

Instead, I see a place that is nasty, dirty, and looks just like pretty much every other white trash piece of crap out there.

Enjoy your squalor, you crazy old bat.
 
2009-09-09 11:25:40 AM  
Norad: NightOwl2255: Yeah subby, never let the facts get in the way of a Green Light.

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Bitter post is bitter.


Subbtard?
 
2009-09-09 11:26:44 AM  
150000 Amish in PA, and they are picking on this old lady for not having electricity....

Lebanon County has plenty of Amish. Maybe more to it than a crazy old lady.
 
2009-09-09 11:27:10 AM  
moralpanic: How the hell does she survive the winter without electricity?

coal, oil, wood, even gas. I'll bet most people don't heat their home with electricity. It's expensive.

EWreckedSean: No running water? No wonder she doesn't have many regular visitors, I can only imagine what an old woman who has only gotten in a sponge bath now and then for years must smell like...

She might have a hand pump in the house. No running water doesn't mean no water at all.
 
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