Best Looking Yard in Town
--by lazyonsundays, posted Jan 26, 2007
My husband and I own a lawn care company and so many times we would pass this house that was very unkept as far as the lawn was concerned.
Last week, we decided to stop in and see if we could help. Nobody would come to the door for the longest time. Finally, a little old lady came to the door, very reluctant to open the door. We explained to her that we did not want to harm her in anyway. After a few minutes of talking we asked her if we could cut her grass for her? She was quick to answer, "I cannot pay for my grass to be cut, my sister is living with me dying of cancer and it takes everything we make combined to pay for her medicines etc."
We had indicated to her that we would just like to do this for her and her sister, no strings attached. We finally convinced her that we just wanted to help.
We proceeded to manicure her yard, we trimmed all her bushes and edged her driveway and sidewalk and how nice it looked when we were done. At that time, my husband and I agreed that we could do this for them on a regular basis.
We said our goodbyes and told her we would see her in a couple of weeks. She exchanged her phone number with us. I asked her if I could refer her to some organizations in the community that could help care for her sister with homecare, meals on wheels, prescription help etc. I assured her that these would be people that would respect their privacy and only provide assistance on their request.
I called the senior services center in our county and passed on the information. I contacted them a couple of days later for a follow up and it turns out that the story was factual and they were in serious need of many services including proper nourishment. They did not have many groceries in their house at all. These were very private people and did not want to burden anyone with their problems. The lady at the Senior Services Center indicated to me that these two ladies have expressed so much gratefullness to them for coming to their aid.
My husband and I will continue to do their yard for as long as they need it. I am so glad something was tugging at me to stop there. I look forward to seeing that little old lady every couple of weeks. What a sweetheart she is!