The sheriff came knocking Monday at 8. Eva Moos just laughed.

The foreclosure papers listed 15 lawyers representing the lender, all stacked up against this single mother who had five children, two of them disabled, until Sunday morning, when her youngest died.

"Perfect timing," she told the deputy.

Bob Moos was 17 and autistic, a fan of the Beatles and long baths.

I don't know if Eva qualifies for bailout money. Some kindness would help.

Today's metro column, a stone downer, except that she's got this spirit....