Thursday, February 14, 2013
Most of the American clan had passport problems. You don't need them in the US. But they asked if they could supply the centre pieces at the reception - " and then Pat can take them home with her."
They fell in with the general scheme of things but thoughtfully stipulated there must be some heather. Can you see it, peeping out?
MTL loved yellow - even had yellow tooth brushes before the electric ones.
"Daffodils," queried Trish the florist?
"NO! He's Scottish - not Welsh."
MTL's American great nephew - a young doctor, represented the American branch and was a very
welcome guest. He last visited ten years ago with his Grandfather, MTL's older brother, and took back for him a much worn scarf, a cap and a lock of hair.
All the rest of the family flowers stayed with MTL. I asked the FD If I could have the cards on the flowers afterwards. He misunderstood and eventually arrived with all the flowers. We agreed that they should go to a local care home- and I kept the cards. We had some touches of blue in the other arrangements - for Oxford and Scotland.
The ones I have are still beautiful. I have taken the small sprays of heather out and put them by my bed-side photo.