When you have a moment, go over to sfgate.com, the website of the San Francisco Chronicle, and read the heart-wrenching story of Lee Sevilla. This 71 year old woman has lived in her car for eight years after a difficult divorce and a series of unfortunate events. Her story is the exact type of story Ann Crittenden highlighted in The Price of Motherhood. Elderly women, especially after divorce, are much more likely to be poor and Lee is living proof of that statistic.
Since she does not want to be a burdon to her grown children she refuses to stay in her daughter's small apartment. Lee in an incredibly resourceful woman and a talented artist. If you send her a photo, she will turn them into hand-drawn postcards.
Send her a request to:
P.O. Box 5484
Playa del Rey, CA 90296