Women fearing foreclosure should consider the brave act of Anna Edson Taylor, the first woman to survive going over Niagara Falls alone in a barrel. (October 24, 1901). I assume this means some women did it before her and did not survive. Why the desire to get into a barrel and brave the brutal falls?
Well, Anna did it for the cash reward. She put that money toward a loan which was due on her ranch in Texas.
I cannot say I would risk death to help pay my mortgage, but I really admire Anna's ability to think outside the box and inside the barrel.
Nowadays if women wanted to make quick cash in a public way to pay a looming bill I suppose they could seek notoriety on reality tv or a game show or something, but I don't think these require the same mixture of bravery and insanity that Anna had to show in order to save her ranch.
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