Mildred was a 93 year-old woman who was particularly despondent over
the recent death of her husband, Earl. She decided that she would just
kill herself and join him in death. Thinking that it would be best to
get it over with quickly, Mildred took out Earl’s old Army pistol and

made the decision to shoot herself in the heart, since it was so badly
broken in the first place. Not wanting to miss the vital organ and
become a vegetable and a burden to someone, she called her doctor’s
office to inquire as to just exactly where the heart was located. “On a
woman,” the doctor said, “your heart would be just below your left
breast.” Later that night, Mildred was admitted to the hospital with a
gunshot wound to her knee.