I read this article several years ago in the newspaper. This is quoted straight from the account:
REDDING, Calif. - Like thousands of other people returning from a Christmas trip, Kenneth Zimmer, 36, discovered when he got home Monday that he had left something important behind.
But Zimmer's case is more embarrassing than most. It seems he was driving from San Francisco to his home in Eugene, Ore., when he stopped 100 miles south of the California-Oregon border in Redding.
Zimmer told police that he left his wife Pat, 36, and their five children sleeping in the back of their van while he had a cup of coffee, then continued the final four to five hours of his drive home.
The children were all fine when Zimmer arrived home around dawn. But - no wife.
About six hours later, after the embarrassed student teacher filed a missing person report with Redding police, his wife telephoned from the Eugene bus depot asking for a ride home.
There were no reports of anything she may have said to her husband.
I would hope that this husband’s normal view toward his wife was like the proverb, “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown…”
Of course, if that were true, maybe the verse this husband needed to remember would have been Rev. 3:10, “I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.” :)