Woman's wish granted: Limo ride to see Christmas City lights
It took her 90 years, but one woman finally got her wish Tuesday night: to see the lights of the Christmas City in a limo with a handsome Prince Charming. Gloria Quinn has Alzheimer's and is a resident at Nazareth's Moravian Hall Square assisted living home, where every year, they make one person's lifetime dream come true.
"This has been awesome," said Kathy Quinn, Gloria's daughter-in-law. It's unbelievable."
Gloria dressed appropriately for such a glamorous occasion, wearing an evening gown and vintage mink fur.
"I think she's having a ball," said her son, Austin Quinn.
This isn't the only special occasion for Gloria; Tuesday was also also her wedding anniversary.
Gloria's husband died 36 years ago, so on this night, Moravian's nursing director, Joe Shadid, grabbed a tux and became her dashing date.
"She wanted a white limo, basically with a man with a tux, and that was me at the time," said . And going down to Bethlehem to see the Christmas lights."
For Gloria's family, it's a time, however short, to forget the reality of old age and revel in the Christmas generosity of others.
"She's not there every day with us, but every day she is, is a gift," said Austin. "It's made my Christmas. I know it's made Gloria's."
Speaking of generosity, Adamo Limousine of Allentown donated the ride and a chauffeur for the night.
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