Category Archives: Sympathy

Flowers Banned at Cemetery in Worcester UK


According to Worcester News, Astwood Cemetery is no longer allowing flowers to be placed at the base of memorial tree’s and garden areas that have been set aside for loved ones who’ve passed. These specific areas are designated for ashes … Continue reading

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Florists Remember the Fallen 10 Years Later


In Marietta, Ohio, Aletha’s Florist gave away more than 2,000 ‘Freedom’ roses on Sept. 2 in memory of those who died, and also to thank living first responders and military personnel for their service. Owner Pamela Aletha Shirley gave away … Continue reading

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“In Lieu of Flowers”, What Does It Mean?


Just recently a friend of mine asked me for some flower advice. He and his wife had a funeral to attend the next day for an old family friend and in reading the obituary for details on time and location … Continue reading

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Flowers and the death of a beloved pet


In the old days, I had been known to point at dogs in the street and sputter callously, “That is why zoos exist. Animals should be behind bars.” That was before ZsaZsa, our French bulldog, entered my life, albeit unbidden … Continue reading

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