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Format: 04/16/2014
Format: 04/16/2014


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Random Acts of Kindness: My Mother's Manicure

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Stranger took care of mom's manicure
Recently, my very loving mother suffered a stroke under the most terrible circumstances. After the stroke, she was life-flighted to Allegheny General Hospital and had a very successful procedure that saved her life.

The stroke left her with the inability to verbally express what her brain wants to say. After she spent three weeks at Harmarville, I moved into her home to care for her.

Each and every day since we arrived home, she tried to express one concern which had, obviously, been on her mind -- her nails. She always had the most beautiful long nails and had worn the now very popular black nail polish since as long as I can remember.

I called the nail salon where I have been a steady customer since it opened -- they knew what had happened to my mom. I asked if it would be possible to make a visit to her home and give her a much needed manicure and pedicure.

Lynn and Ann more than graciously agreed and even made the "house call" for that evening after the nail shop closed. As I was attempting to give Lynn directions to my mother's home, it became obvious that because of the language barrier she was having trouble understanding me. She immediately put a customer on the phone to get the directions who, in turn, explained them to her.


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