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A really nutty but sad story in our local newspaper



This article was in our local newspaper the other night. The woman involved lived about 50 miles from us?

Hoarder crushed as floor collapsed

A woman who had clutter stacked as high as the ceiling in some areas of her home was crushed to death when a floor collapsed into the basement, medical officials say.

The state chief medical examiner's office said Beverly Mitchell, 66, died of accidental and traumatic asphyxia.

Mitchell's body was found Saturday as crews used a backhoe to remove debris from her home. She may have been dead for more than a week, police said.

Town officials, meanwhile, are determining whether the home is structurally sound.

Authorities have said they believe the first floor collapsed under the weight of all the clutter, which was stacked as high as the ceiling in some places.

Fire Chief Jack Casner said there were holes in the roof, and water may have leaked onto the floor and weakened it.


End of story............I just thought this was too odd not to share. She must have been a real nut, but she didn't deserve to die.

Anyhow, my neighbors and I were discussing it the other day. One of them mentioned that this woman had vanity plates for her car with her initials, BM (for Beverly Mitchell), on them. They said "now who would want a plates with "BM on it? And I said "I would." lol

They do know I have a colostomy, which made it seem even funnier.


It is sad that it took so long for her to be discovered. Where was her family, neighbors or friends... I guess she didn't have many of either.


I can see why most folks would not wanting to display those initials on their car or much else. Heck look at the presidents initials B.O.

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Around the Montreal, Canada area, there is a furniture store, French name, initials BM.  They offer financing on what they call in English their "BM Plan," "le plan BM" en francais. Talk about poor marketing to English speakers - Must be a pretty shitty arrangement...

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That is so funny.      I was very active with Youth for Understanding, an exchange student program.  They had some pretty funny stories on how words  translate from country to country.  I wish I could remember them.

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