We were a machine on Saturday making about 80 arrangements for our Wounded Warriors. There were plenty of flowers and greens to make the arrangements as well as a number of volunteers that came together, working hard to take flowers and turn them into something beautiful. We made about 60 arrangements in bud vases with yellow ribbons for the Fisher Houses for Monday's delivery and a varity of other vases with yellow ribbons for the hospital on Tuesday. Time just flew by as we had conversations going amoung the volunteers that kept us entertained while working. I am not entirely sure what time they started (maybe around 8 am) but all was done and cleaned up by 1:30 pm and the flower cooler was full of wonderful arrangements.
Michele had a sign in sheet for all of us and had a display of cookbooks for sell, thank you notes she has received, pictures on display and much more for us to look over before we left. There were also some young ladies there volunteering to make pens, flags and arrangements.
On Monday we filled the car with about 55 arrangement and set off at 9:02am to make our delivery. We arrived at the base at 9:35am, a record time. We were delayed at the gate for a few minutes, but Marcel, from the main Fisher House came to our rescue and we followed him to the delivery point. We delivered to the main Fisher House, setting all the arrangements in the kitchen there, talked to Marcel for a few minutes and were back in the car by 10:05am.
As a result of the fast delivery, Michele and I decided to stop for breakfast on the way home. We normally stop for lunch.
Bye the way, we are not going to have an April delivery due to the type of flowers we tend to get in the spring, but Freedom Petals is going to be involved in an Easter Basket event for the Wounded Warriors in April where we will help fill Easter Baskets with stuffed bunnies and items on their list. We will let you know what we donate to that cause.
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