Mom even burns water! She can’t hear the tea kettle whistling, and she often lets the kettle burn dry. It’s worse when she forgets to close the spout so the whistle can even work. I’ve offered to buy her a new kettle with a trigger-actuated whistle spout, but she says that she can’t get the finger strength to operate it. She’s almost 85 (and easily passes for 60) – but she actually wants to run for the Pennsylvania General Assembly this year!