Morganfield Flower Shop News
Stinnett: Henderson floral shop marks 90 years - The GleanerTuesday, July 23, 2019
It usually fell to the family’s patriarch’s teenage son, Walter R. Shaw, to haul the flowers down to Morganfield in the family’s little delivery truck. After the war, the younger Walter Shaw went to college, became an electrical engineer, married Jean Poole and found work with electronics manufacturers Western Electric and Potter & Brumfield. But, Jean Shaw said in 2003. “He never got the flower business out of his system. Any vacation, any weekend, this is where we were,” helping his father at the flower shop. Finally, Walter R. and Jean came back to Henderson to operate Shaw’s Gardens, a landscaping and wholesale/retail greenhouse business that his father had opened on 10 acres on U.S. 41–North in 1950. There, the Shaws grew enormous mums and carnations for cut flower arrangements, raised gladiolas in the summer, grew evergreens from cuttings and more. That’s where the next generation of Shaws got their initiation in the flower business as Walter and Jean’s daughters, Cindy and Debbie, began working at Shaw’s Gardens as kids, carrying flats of petunias out to customers’ cars by the time they were five or six. “She told me she was in business before I was out of diapers,” Larry Dixon said. Shaw’s Flowers relocated to 423 Second St. in 1962. Four years later, the elder Walter Shaw retired and sold the business to his son in 1966, while Shaw’s Gardens –– where business had been hurt by construction related to the widening of U.S. 41–North –– was closed. (The Ramada Inn hotel later was constructed on the site.) Cindy Dixon credits her father, Walter Jr. (as he was popularly but inaccurately known), with inaugurating, in the 1960s, the Christmas retail open house tradition in Henderson on the weekend after Thanksgiving, originally on Sundays. “He brought an organ in and they played music, and people lined up around the block,” she said. “My grandmother cooked cookies and homemade bread,” and Shaw’s gave a carnation and a calendar to the ladies who came in after church to gaze at the decorated store and holiday gifts. So many people showed up, Larry Dixon said, that his father-in-law “would lock the door, allow the people to mill around, then let that crowd out and let a new crowd in.” It grew into a tradition on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving for Henderson retailers before settling into a Friday and Saturday affair. (With the growing popularity of Black Friday at big-box retailers several years ago, Henderson’s local-shop holiday was switched to two weeks before the Thanksgiving weekend.) While helping continue t... https://www.thegleaner.com/story/news/2018/11/15/stinnett-henderson-floral-shop-marks-90-years/1996720002/
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Pemberton’s to open his own shop.
Today, Hein’s floral shop has turned into a true family affair, with his granddaughter, Kelsey Hein Smith, having worked alongside him since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. A floral designer and the store’s social media manager, Smith calls her grandfather PoPo – except during business hours.
“It’s weird to call him Steve,” she admitted.
Thoughtful, artistic expression has always been appreciated in the floral business, and remains a staple of Hein’s business model. While centerpieces and corsages are less common than they were at the start of his business, sending flowers across town – or even across the country – remains a popular action, and Hein can help with both. Some of his loyal clients utilize his services not only for local flower delivery but also to coordinate out-of-state arrangements for funerals or special occasions.
“We know what to say to the other florist, the dos and don’ts of what to use and what not to use,” Hein said, explaining that his clients appreciate his specific aesthetic. His penchant for communicating the specifics of that aesthetic when “calling out” orders to other florists hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the shop has often been lauded for orders that Hein helps coordinate across the country.
Former and fellow florists have also expressed their gratitude to Hein over the years.
“They have told me that when I set up shop in Lexington in 1987, I raised the bar for what florists do to make a show with their flower arrangements,” he said. “I thought that was a very nice compliment.”
E. Stephen Hein Florist is located at 380 E. Second St. More info is available at www.estephenheinflorist.com.
Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosis Office Charged - Patch.comSunday, January 17, 2021
KOSA. Death threats have been left for Cudd at her flower shop, she told KOSA. Other businesses with similar names to "Becky's Flowers" across the country have also been targeted. In Kentucky, Becky's Flower Basket has received backlash even though its business has no affiliation with Cudd's Texas shop, according to a WKYT report. Amber Sergent told the Kentucky television station her family has been swamped with angry calls from people who are confusing them with Cudd's business. "Very violent language, I'll put it that way," Sergent said. The FBI had not listed the exact charges Cudd faces as of Wednesday afternoon. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to firstname.lastname@example.org.Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosi's Office ChargedThe rules of replying: Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated. Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims. Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic. Review the Patch Community Guidelines.Reply to this articleReplyReplies (1)Show 1 previous reply... https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/florist-who-bragged-entering-nancy-pelosis-office-charged
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Alberti’s business appeared to have been removed from the platform. However, Cudd’s business also has a 4.6 rating.) Two other florists bearing the same name in Kentucky and Scotland were burdened with similar harassment. Alberti said all of them have given up on deleting the comments, and are instead attempting to respond to each one in order to set the record straight. “I offered to send some people maps of the United States,” joked Alberti. “Most people apologize and then they reverse, but some are steadfast. My thing is, I understand the need to vent and get rid of that hostility, but just spend an extra five seconds of time to see that we’re not in Texas. The very platforms that these people are using to type these rants and tirades … it would take them less time to find out we’re not that business than it would take for them to write the post.” He’s concerned about what the future holds for his business, which has been around since 1973 and spans four generations. “We’re just trying to survive,” said Alberti. “Being a florist is hard enough. We don’t have a high profit margin. We do it because we love it and love flowers. To already be suffering through COVID and add this on top of it, it’s stressful.” source srcset="https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20494742/3/700x0.jpg 1x, https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20... https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Survivors include her three children, retired U.S. Cmdr. Navy Todd E. Bailey, and his wife, Anita, of Norman, Oklahoma, Deborah B. Stakelum, and her husband, Kevin, of Prospect, Kentucky, and Leigh Ann Cumberland, and her husband, Jeff, of Chaplin, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Ali, Tyler, T.J., Brigid, Molly, Eddie and Caelan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Harry E. Bailey.At her direction, no local services will be held. A service and interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Paws4People/Paws4Vets.Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service. https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/11/30/audrey-cleary-bailey-76-advocated-for-military-families/