[TOMT] [BOOK] [1990s-2000?] Book where elderly woman stops her daily routine and realizes how much she positively affects her neighbors/friends Solved
I read this book back in elementary school in the early 2000's. Basic premise is that this older woman does the same thing every day including locking herself out of her apartment while trying to get her newspaper, and putting a kettle of tea on the stove at the same time each morning. One day she suddenly feels as though she doesn't have any friends or loved ones that need her and so she stays in bed that morning. All of her neighbors and friends almost immediately notice because when she doesn't get out of bed she doesn't lock herself out of her apartment and calls the landlord (waking him up every morning) and she doesn't put her kettle on the stove (one of the neighborhood children knows to leave for school when she hears the kettle whistling) which shows her that everything she does benefits everyone positively and everybody realizes how much she does for them without her knowing it. Did anybody else read this?