Who Says All the News Is Bad Or Sad?
A Washington couple has reason to celebrate. They were rescued after being trapped in snow for 4 days. According to the Associated Press, John and Patricia Norvell kept thinking someone would come help them as they sat trapped on a secluded, forest road near Mount St. Helens with only jelly beans to eat and snow for water.
But as the third and fourth days approached, John said he felt dark at times, even as his wife’s spirits remained high.
The 63-year-olds from Vancouver, Wash., played cribbage, spooned snow into water bottles, and ran the engine just a few minutes at a time to stay warm and save gas. Sometimes, they turned the ignition just enough to run their heated seats off the battery.
Their ordeal, which began when the couple’s Jeep Grand Cherokee slid into a waist-deep ditch, ended Friday when they were spotted by campers. [click here for the whole article]