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Grieving families protest 'duplicitous' website that reposts death notices to sell flower deliveriesTuesday, July 17, 2018
Virginia that coordinates with local flower delivery services.In the new Alberta case, Rick Laursen, who works in health and safety in the oil industry, moved into his parents’ house in Calgary recently to help when his father Erik, 83, was diagnosed with cancer. Erik’s wife and Rick’s mother Margaret, 92, has vascular related dementia, and would often ask about her husband. Rick would explain that he was very sick, but then she would forget and ask again. He found he was causing her fresh grief over and over again, multiple times a day.After consulting with her physician and an expert with the Alberta health system, he settled on a plan of telling her that Erik was tired and needed to rest. Rick recalled the doctor saying the “best you can do is tell her he’s not here right now and eventually she will stop asking … You are causing her more harm than good by making her live (with) something she cannot process.”She still does not know he died last week, and she did not attend the funeral on the weekend. She has never used a computer, so the online aspect did not bother Rick.He gave details to a local funeral home, but then a modified version appeared on Everhere.com: “Sadly, on July 4th, 2018, Erik Laursen of Calgary, Alberta left us for a better place. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one …”Much of the text had been copied word for word. Rick said they “completely stole from the real obituary.”But that opening quotation was not only newly written, it also managed to misinform mourners about the dead man’s wishes.“He would far sooner see the money go to a charity than see money spent on flowers for him,” Rick said of his father.Kevin Rodrigues, a bioethicist with the University Health Network in Toronto, said this kind of deception about a spouse’s death would be a “last resort” strategy. Medicine has a negative history of paternalism, he said, and the default modern position is to treat patients honestly, including those who are incapacitated by dementia. But as someone becomes incapable of grieving, there comes a point when there is no longer any sense in initiating grief repeatedly, with no hope of resolution.At that point, the ethics flip, the experts say. Truth becomes harmful, and deception becomes good, in this extreme, narrow medical context.Laursen’s complaint is basically that Everhere.com has interfered with this delicate question about his mother by mining for obituaries on the internet to promote the sale of $100 flower bouquets with $20 shipping charges.“What would be fraudulent (in the ethical sense) would be omitting the family’s explicit request not to have flowers,” said Arthur Schafer, founding director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba.“Certainly it’s dupl... http://www.thewhig.com/2018/07/10/grieving-families-protest-duplicitous-website-that-reposts-death-notices-to-sell-flower-deliveries
Birmingham florist hands out flowers Petal it ForwardTuesday, October 30, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- One Birmingham flower shop encouraged people to "Petal it Forward." Almost like pay it forward.Norton's Florist employees stood at the corner of 5th Avenue and 20th Street North and handed out two bouqets to total strangers. They asked them to keep one, and petal the other one forward. ... https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/birmingham-florist-hands-out-flowers-petal-it-forward-/1547594469
6 tips on buying flowers onlineTuesday, October 30, 2018
Most people don’t have flowers in their gardens that they can pick as it takes a lot of discipline to grow them. The easiest way to give someone flower is to order it at the online florist shop. The following are 6 tips on what you should do before buying flowers online. Find Out Whether the Flower is in SeasonIf you want to give someone flower, you would first think what flowers she likes. However, before ordering the flowers, you must first check whether the flower is in season. If the flower is in season, it will be cheaper as they don’t have to be imported. For example, poinsetta is always available in Christmas season. Tulip comes to mind when it is in the spring season. Roses, dahlias, peonies and snapdragons are some of the flowers of summer season. Usually, you can check the seasonal flowers at the online florist site. Buy Flowers that Matches Her PersonalityIf you have no idea what types of flower she likes, you can just buy flowers that matches her personality. Every flower carries a different meaning. You can search online for the meaning of these flowers and order a custom bouquet containing the flowers that carries the meaning you want to tell her. A custom flower bouquet like this will make the recipient feel more special. Use the Category Navigation to Find a Flower for the OccasionYou can also navigate the site using the category to find ... https://augustafreepress.com/6-tips-on-buying-flowers-online/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet programTuesday, October 30, 2018
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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New shop AY Flowers opens its doors in GlendaleTuesday, October 30, 2018
What a nice place to be."“Best flower shop I've ever been to," added Yelper Anna P. "Amazing selection, great florist and good customer service.”Interested? Stop by to welcome the new business to the neighborhood. AY Flowers is open from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday and noon–5 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed on Monday.)... https://hoodline.com/2018/10/new-shop-ay-flowers-opens-its-doors-in-glendale
How to get, give free flowers today to "Petal It Forward"Tuesday, October 30, 2018
A stranger may hand you a bouquet today in an effort to make you smile. A florist may offer you two free flower bunches, one to keep and one to gift. What's this all about? The annual Petal It Forward giveaway, which takes place this year on Wednesday, Oct. 24.The event, sponsored by the Society of American Florists, calls attention to the variety of floral products grown in the U.S. and the positive, instant impact of giving and receiving flowers.-- Janet Eastman email@example.com@janeteastman Dandelions Flowers & Gifts Local growers, wholesalers and retailers are among those participating in 400 cities. Each florist chooses how to pass out the bundles. They can spread joy to residents in assisted living facilities, passersby and people stuck in traffic. Sunflower Flats ... https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/10/4bc4e605d83579/give-get-free-flowers-today-to.html