Charlotte Boles hadn’t seen her mother since March 12, and that was simply too long. Her mother struggles with dementia and lives in a nursing home facility that went on lockdown at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. The residents were safe, but lonely.
Charlotte, a Union Grove native, usually works in the cafeteria at Brindlee Mountain High School, but noticed a job opening to work at the same facility where her mother lives. The opening was in the cafeteria, so Charlotte was already well qualified.
She got the job, and after a few days her mom noticed the familiar face serving her food.
“About three days when I was going in, I started out of her room and she called me by name and that made me feel very good,” Charlotte said.
She didn’t forget about her kids at Brindlee Mountain, either. Charlotte kept her job at the school and added two days of work at the nursing home each week.
“I get to see my mama and it makes it all worthwhile,” Charlotte said.
COVID-19 is hitting everyone hard, but it can’t compete with the love between a mother and daughter.