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Your mother was an extraordinary woman. But her taste in help left a lot to be
desired
. (Her undestanding for help needed to change?) Pamela was a hanger-on.
She convinced your mother
to leave her all that stock, then she disappeared before
the body was even cold. I know how much she meant to you and I
don't want her using emotional tyranny (manipulate?) to hit you up for money.
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MadhulkYour mother was an extraordinary woman. But her taste in help left a lot to be
desired
. (Her undestanding for help needed to change?) Pamela was a hanger-on.
The noun "help" here means household help - the people who work for you around the house - cooks, maids, butlers, drivers, gardeners, etc.
Apparently the mother was not very adept in selecting her employees.
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Right, right! A maid. Thanks, AlpheccaStars!
P. S. What about my second blue?