It is with much sorrow that I share the news of the loss of a dear friend. Gertrude, my beloved yellow toe nail finally detached 12 weeks post crush fracture of my big toe. Sadly, she was the victim of a tragic accident when a heavy umbrella base fell on her at the end of July. Near the end, she was having a tough time hanging on, and she left us on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 11:17am in Laguna Beach, CA. She is survived by 9 bereaved, loving siblings: 2nd toenail on my right foot, 3rd toenail on my right foot, 4th toenail on my right foot, pinky toenail on my right foot, big toenail on my left foot, 2nd toenail on my left foot, 3rd toenail on my left foot, 4th toenail on my left foot, pinky toenail on my left foot. She is also survived by several phalanx distal bones, several phalanx proximal bones and many metatarsal bones. All mourn her loss and will miss her greatly. She was a real leader, always setting a colorful example for the other nails to follow. Gertrude worked many years as the anchor of my right foot, helping to keep me balanced. She enjoyed yoga, mountain climbing, swimming, biking and long walks on the beach. God rest her sole. RIP Gertrude. In lieu of flowers, please have a colorful pedicure in Gertrude’s honor.
The nail in the coffin: