Yesterday Kish and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary, and to mark the occasion I got her some flowers. Kish loves long-stemmed red roses and heather, so of course the choice of an appropriate floral arrangement was easy — but the Wayside Flower Shoppe here in New Albany, Ohio added a few extras to make the bouquet even more special. Good job, folks!
Why is it that seemingly every flower establishment uses the olde English spelling of “shop,” by the way? It’s not as if the English invented flower arranging. And could people really associate beautiful floral displays with the muck and mire and Black Plague that characterized medieval Europe?