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Old 05-19-2005, 08:29 PM
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We have a few elderly customers on our lists!!! I have one that stands above the rest though!! She had not called to renew her services for this yr!! She never missed calling same month and day every year!! I called her for 3 days in a row and never got an answer!! I have her daughter's # in my day planner (in case of emergencies) and gave her a call!! She hadn't talked to or seen her mom for couple days! She was gonna stop over to see her after work, but decided to try and call her!! She also didn't get an answer, so she called the neighbor to go see if he could get an answer! Nothing!! She decided to leave work early and go check on her! She found her on the living room floor!! She had fallen 2 days before and broke her hip!! She couldn't reach the door or the phone to get help!! She has now sold her home and is in a nursing home, but I talk to her every week! She will always hold a special place in our hearts!! She thanks me and my wife for caring enough to check-up on her when she didn't call!! It is all part of the job in my book!!!
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:14 PM
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Money isnt everything as we can see.Do something nice and it will come back in the end.
Cant understand the relations sometimes There an old Italian guy across the road from a weekly job i do and he has alzheimers.He couldnt get his mower going so he said could i fix it I said no but i will mow your lawn if you would like.Took 10 mins.He asked how much ,would ten dollars be ok.I said sure no problem.Ok i did lawn he forgot to pay me and i didnt ask for the $.
Was at the regular job about a month later and the daughter and son in law came over and asked if id done the lawn then the daughter started to go on about me of exploiting her father.I said well my grandmother had alzheimers I know how terrible it is and i mowed your fathers lawn for free.She didnt believe me till the lady i mow for came out and defended my honesty and the fact i mowed the other elderly neighbors house for $5 cause thats all she could afford and she had no family to help her.
The son in law apologised but the daughter gives me the death stare everytime i see her. Dont figure
I agree with Stumper on this. She feels like you were more understanding to her father than she. Go figure.

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Old 05-19-2005, 09:18 PM
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He passed on yesterday. I'm thinking of sending flowers and a card to the funeral home. Nothing extravagent, just something nice. What do you guys reccommend?
I have sent out three cards this year to spouses of my customers when their better half passed on. Sorry to hear about this. Do what you feel is right. I have some that when they go I will be at the funeral home.

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Alan's Lawncare,

You are good man for checking up on her. She could have died from malnuriment (sp). What is up with the daughter not talking to her for a couple of days. If I don't see my Mom I at least call her. But I live 2 minutes away so that might be a little different. But I do see her every day.

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