Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fresh Flowers

Before leaving last week, Tom and Peggy Wilfong wanted to do something special for Judy. Judy had expressed how much she loved having fresh flowers in the apartment, so Tom dragged me aside and we went off to find a nearby florist. There are several in the neighborhood where we have bought some flowers but the one closest to our metro stop seemed like the best choice. At least I knew that Judy could find it.

So, Tom and I went in and talked to the young lady telling her we wanted to buy cut flowers each week for the next 4 weeks. She was very nice and understood exactly what we wanted to do and told us to come in on Tuesday when the fresh flowers arrive.

So, the following Tuesday, Judy and I went to the florist for our new flowers. There was a different guy there but we had our receipt and he was very accommodating. They had a nice selection of "normal" and exotic cut flowers to choose from. Our first choice was a Bird of Paradise.This looks great on the mantle above the fireplace. They should last a couple of weeks.

 Our next choice was this bouquet that Judy posed in the fireplace. Not sure what they are but they should last until our next batch. They move around from place to place where ever Judy wants some color.

After we had made our selections, the clerk went to his file system (a folder with plastic inserts) pulled something out and said, "Vous etes Madame Donovan?". Judy said "Oui" and he handed her a note. This was a note with a message that Tom and I had previously dictated to the young lady when he paid for the flowers. It said,

"Thank you for everything. Tom and Peggy"

Nice touch.


  1. What a nice cousin! Why can't I have relatives like that ???


    1. They are terrific cousins who think the world of Judy. She is the matriarch of the family now.

  2. I love this post. What a great thank you gift.

    I suspect those flowers are ranunculus, my favorite. ;)

  3. We'll have to check the flower type when we go back next tuesday for fresh ones. Very thoughtful of them.


If you are comment as ":Anonymous", please sign your name so we know who you are. Thanks