Sad Way TO START My Day.

@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
United States
March 31, 2010 7:58am CST
My phone rung early yesterday morning which is unusal. couldn't imagine who was calling that early. It was the local undertaker, one of my former customers in my beauty shop had passed away. Her daughter ask for me to do her hair. Even tho i haven't been able to work in nearly 5 years I TOLD HIM OF COURSE I WOULD DO IT. i DID HER HAIR FOR OVER 20 YEARS. Would u have done the same thing? I lost so many customers due to death when i was working because alot of my clientel were older ladies. I loved everyone of them. Do u love older people??
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
19 Mar 11
Hi. ANTIQUELADY. I am very sorry about your customer passing away. Yes, I would do her daughter's hair. That would be a great way for you to have another client on your list. I do love older people. I have talked to many older people and they are very nice. When I am depressed with my own problems, I enjoy listening to them. They make me feel better and they always have so much to say. I hope that you are making it after losing so many of your older customers. I am sure that you will have many clients as time goes on. Take care.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
19 Mar 11
Thanks for your sweet response. I can't work anymore, darn it. I had a stroke soon be 6 years ago & had to quit. I do miss seeing all my customers. They were just like family to me. Hope u are enjoying your weekend.
@KrauseHome (32829)
• United States
19 Mar 11
This must have been a touching moment for sure. I am sure the older generation loved and appreciated you as much as you did them. Personally you can learn a lot from them, and most of them have been thru things most of us could never imagine. My husband works for a Retirement home where he has been for 26 yrs. now and have seen a lot of people come and go. But there have been some people who even I have gotten to meet and know that when they do pass on you are able to take a little part of them with you and Glad you knew them for sure.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
19 Mar 11
Thanks for your very well put response. I have always gotten along well w/elderly people & now i'm elderly, lol. Have a happy weekend.
@Bellapop (1281)
7 Oct 10
Well, young or old, if the love is there, it's there regardless of age, but it is very sad when people that we know of pass away, even if it is a customer, even if you only knew them briefly, it's still sad...
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
2 Apr 10
I love older people above all others. I have always had a great respect for them. Maybe it was because my grandparents raised me or maybe it was because of the man that my grandfather was. I don't know which but I remember being very young and getting fighting mad at my peers if they so much as thought about disrespecting someone that was older. Alot of younger people don't think about things being disrespectful but I did and it would take very little for me to call someone out over it. I hate that you lost someone. If I were in your position, I would have agreed too. Take care.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
2 Apr 10
Good morning Jen, Thanks for your sweet response. Your grandparents did a great job raising u. U know i'm a softie about my grandparents. They were the greatest people in my life.I think if u don't teach your children to respect u they aren't going to respect anyone. Going to meet ANNIEFANNIE today. hope u don't see us on the news tonight, lol. Hope u & the girls have a great easter. hugs.
@AmbiePam (45016)
• United States
31 Mar 10
I like older people more than I like people my own age.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
31 Mar 10
LOL, U sound like me. i have always said i got along well w/children & old people but those in between really caused me trouble. lol. Happy wed. to u, Ambie.
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
31 Mar 10
Oh you are so very kind to do this for people who have passed on. You have a good heart. Do I love old people? Yes, I do - especially as I am getting on in years too. where I work there is an elderly lady who lives in a rented apartment. Her son lives about 3 hours away so she doesn't see him much and she had not lived on the Island for over 40 years. He said that she could not get a car. It was ridiculous. My security guards would get taxis fir her but her rife is so limited so I gave her the encouragement to buy a small car. She is now so happy as she can join a Church and start to make friends and just go out for a drive along the coast if she wants to. I told her that it is her life and she must live it. She is now so happy to have the freedom to do what she wants while she can.Blessings and have a wonderful Easter.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
31 Mar 10
It is WONDERFUL to see u on here. I have really missed u being on mylot. Thanks for the kind words. GOOD for u for encouraging the lady to get a car. Bet u will have a friend in her for life. Bless her heart & yours to. U are a lady w/a very big heart also. hugs.
@neildc (17235)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 Mar 10
sorry to hear what happened to you friend. if i were you, i will surely do the same thing, i will do her hair too. of course, i love older people too. i love everybody. i am a good friend to good friend to me too.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Thanks for responding, Neil. I never regret being nice to people [most of the time,lol]. I bet u are a good friend to have.
@setsuna26 (2410)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
I already lost my grandmother and grandfather too.And i really love old people as well but not everybody.Because i dont get to see or deal with other oldies in our place.All im dealing with are the ones in our family, and as of now we are all good with each other, hoping we can be like this all the time too.Treating old people is like practicing how will i take care of my mom when she grows old, and to see them smile alot makes my day complete too ;)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
31 Mar 10
I miss my grandparents so much, bet u do to. Family members can be trying at times but good for u for looking after them so well. U will never regret doing that. Have a happy day.Thanks for responding.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
31 Mar 10
You should be honored that they ask you. It means they thought alot of you. I do love alot of older people.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
31 Mar 10
I was honored rob, very much so. Thanks for responding. Happy days to u.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar 10
Hi Jo I am so sorry to read this I am back for now hopefully till next week when my Internet should be connected I think yes I would have done it to but I really do not know Hugs to you
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Good morning Gabs, good to see u on here. I know u have missed not having the internet. I would be lost w/out it myself. For years when i was young & my customers were young to i said i'd never do that & then one got killed in a car wreck. When her daughter called me personally & ask me to do her hair i couldn't tell her no. Have a great day. hugs.
@BarBaraPrz (16792)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Mar 10
What an honor. I don't know who did my mother's hair, but she looked absolutely beautiful.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Yes, it was.Thanks for your response. Glad your mom looked pretty, that meant alot to u i soon.
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@BarBaraPrz (16792)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Mar 10
Yes, it did.
@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Apr 10
Sorry to hear that. I am a mess with doing hair, but if I knew how like you do, sure I'd do it. As for older people, you know it just depends on the person, younger, older, doesn't matter as long as they are good people.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
1 Apr 10
Thanks for responding Dawn. I believe u would do everything u could. U are just that kind of person. Have a good night.
@machivado (529)
• Indonesia
1 Apr 10
Unlike you, I can't stand being with old people for too long...Although I think that I would be a nice person if I can please them, but for now I choose not to. I guess it's because I'm not used being with old people.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
1 Apr 10
That's too bad, sorry u feel that way. Thanks for responding.
@jprui80 (28)
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
Sorry to hear about your loss. I am fond of elderly people as I grew up with my grandparents. My grandmother passed away 2 weeks ago, and I miss her terribly. When I was in college, I remember she would ask me to give her a pedicure :)
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
1 Apr 10
I'm so sorry about your grandmother. I know how much u must miss her. my last grandmother has been gone around 15 years & i still miss her. She was my rock. Thanks for your response & welcome to mylot. It's a fun place to be. Happy easter to u.
@ElicBxn (60011)
• United States
1 Apr 10
I am sorry to hear that you lost another one of your former customers. I know that several nice people that I've met at mom's have passed away over the last few years I've been going over there. Some I really, REALLY liked, and a few I've been down right upset to hear they passed.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
1 Apr 10
Thanks Elic, i sure have lost a bunch of them, both my parents & only aunt in 2008,it's really sad to see so many go. Happy easter to u.
@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
1 Apr 10
Sorry for your loss there..it's really sad to lose someone we love..even as a client or something. Yes, I love older people..I believe most of them have the wisdom and insight to share their stories with the younger generation. I get baffled when I see people not respecting the elders, and I hope they will change with time. Especially when they look down on the elders whom have no materialistic means or something. Take care..
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
1 Apr 10
Hi Zed, thanks for your response. One thing if everyone is lucky they will live to get old. Some of these folks that have no patience w/us old folks may have to remember that when people have no patience w/them when they get there. Hope u have a happy easter.
• Germany
31 Mar 10
i think we must love older people coz we are geting older day after day:D
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
1 Apr 10
Thanks for your response & welcome to mylot. Hope u enjoy it as much as i do. Getting older? i'm a 67 year old spring chicken. lol
@bunnybon7 (31533)
• Holiday, Florida
31 Mar 10
yes i do and i did when i was much younger. i started caretaking when i was 37yrs. i worked for some of them a long time. and my heart ached every time one passed away. you are so sweet. i would have done it also tho. wow what you are going to do would really be hard though. have you done their hair after they are gone before i was so lucky none of mine passed away while i was with them. good luck sweetie, hope its not to hard.
@GardenGerty (88748)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Mar 10
You left a legacy with your caring and your talent. Yes, I would do the same thing if I could. I am reaching the age that many people who were "the older ladies" are now passing on. It feels a little strange.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Thanks for the kind words, GG. i BELIEVE U WOULD DO EVERY THING U COULD because u seem like such a caring person. I know about the oler ladies club. i'm sure a member. Have a good night.
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
31 Mar 10
If I hated older people, it would be the same as hating myself, as I'm one of them. As to whether I'd do the hair of a person after they were deceased, No, I wouldn't, as I'm not a beautician. However, I'd do whatever requested if I am capable.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Thanks for your respinse, Bellis. i'm to one of the older ladies to, lol. I know u would do all u could. That's the way friends do. Happy days to u.