Hopefully, you saw the story this week about Flo Bernstein, the 87-year-old woman who lives on Ridge Drive in the Mountaingate neighborhood of the Sepulveda pass.
She was evacuated early Thursday morning, just after 1 a.m., when she smelled smoke coming into her home. A fire broke out, bringing about 400 firefighters in to fight the blaze, that would grow to about 100 acres near the famed museum as well as close to Mount St. Mary’s College campus, and would close the 405 Freeway for four hours.
Flo had time only to pull on a sweatsuit, grab some shoes and papers sitting on the table, and then do something crazy — she packed four boxes of her son’s baseball cards, which he gave her to keep safe. He’d been evacuated from his home in Porter Ranch after a fire last week broke out.
“I grabbed the cards this morning — that’s why I didn’t get my glasses,” she told the Los Angeles Times reporter.
The value of those cards? Who knows. Probably priceless.
Now the question: Would Flo have tried to save that collection if it had the rookie cards of Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel or Christina Ricci?