As most of you know, I live in an assisted living complex. Some of the residents need more help than others. I am one of the fortunate ones, and I am grateful for that.
We had a very nice man, Jim, living here. He was in a motorized chair as he was partially paralyzed… such a nice man. He bought Purdy’s chocolates and gave them out to people that he was in contact with… a lot of chocolates.
Jim passed a couple of weeks ago. Purdy’s sent chocolates for his memorial service!
Jim’s family were very grateful for all the kindnesses that were extended to him. They were very cognizant of what everyone had done for him, and they sent a magnificent flower arrangement to Bidar, staff, and residents to thank them.
The second day it was here, it had started to fade, and in three days it was dying. It was obvious that the flowers used had not been fresh. I went to Bidar and said that it was a very expensive arrangement, probably $200.00, and it should not be dying, and he should call the florist … so he phoned, and even put me on as “the lady that knew flowers”!
The following day, upon return of the dying arrangement, a new, beautiful arrangement replaced it in our lobby.
Over the years, this has happened to me twice before… and in each case, I had the florist replace the dying flowers. Someone had spent hard earned money, and they were entitled to have fresh flowers sent in their name.