FLORENCE, Ky. — Six-year-old Norie Noble said when it comes to the term “old folks,” well, that doesn't sound right.
“It just sounds, like, oldy,” Noble said. “I didn’t like the word ‘old folks,’ so I just changed it to silver angels and white angels.”
Of course, it’s based on the color of someone’s hair at the Colonial Heights Nursing Home in Florence. It’s what Noble says inspired her to give her angels a bit of sparkle -- making 65 cards for 65 seniors with the help of her family.
“I like the shiny things and then I made some cards and I really like that too,” she said.
Noble, her brother Elijah, her mom and other friends and family spent a week making 65 personalized cards for the 65 patients at Colonial Heights Nursing Home.
“Mr. Al, we pray for you to have a very special blessed day,” Elija Noble said as he read from a card.
It’s what brought white angel Al Collier to tears.
“Is that sweet? Very sweet. You’re going to make me cry. You’re going to make me cry tears,” Collier said.
In the times of COVID-19, it took just one card to leave behind a slice of happiness and an extra bit of hope.
“They call you silver and white angels. That’s really sweet, isn’t it?” Collier said. “It’s like salt and pepper.”