Wife plugged in to alarm clock

Sounds to me like Anna Hindman had good cause for wanting to divorce her husband, namely a) his belief that 4 hours sleep is all anyone needs, and b) wiring her bed to shock her every 4 hours to prevent her from sleeping longer than that.

But according to the news reports, she eventually forgave him and withdrew her divorce petition — after he got rid of the "shocking machine." And it sounds like they remained married for the rest of their lives... if the Anna Hindman in this obituary is the same person (which it must be, because all the names/dates match up).

Anna Louise Hindman, 74, of Rogersville passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Springfield. Anna was born on July 8, 1938 in Springfield to Eulan and Olive (Turner) Bussard. She was married to Michael J. Hindman on July 17, 1953 and he preceded her in death on December 15, 2004. She was an accomplished roller skater, both figure and racing and performed for President Truman. She had her pilots license and enjoyed flying and riding motorcycles with her husband.

Sources: Kansas City Times: Feb 27, 1960; Mar 10, 1960.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jul 10, 2015
     Category: Husbands | Wives | Divorce | Marriage | 1960s

Good for her, she changed his mind pretty quick by basically saying its me or the shocking machine. I'd have been tempted to hook the thing up to his dick while he slept and turn off the ringer but not the shocker!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/10/15 at 03:05 PM
I don't car how long she sleeps as long as breakfast is hot & on the table whenever I wake up.

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Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/11/15 at 12:43 AM
I saw your Irish breakfast Expat and it looked good to me although I would pass on the tomatoes.

Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 07/11/15 at 10:14 PM
I'd have an easier time forgiving infidelity or a gambling addiction than physical torture. Seeing as he's surely dead now, I hope he died from something really painful.
Posted by Cindy on 07/13/15 at 03:13 AM
Ahh, the mind of an engineer. If he can think it up, it must be true. Good for her though, those extra hours of sleep gained her about 8 years over him.
Posted by Gary Foster on 07/16/15 at 10:14 AM
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