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Thoughtful Thursday Bouquet

There are some moments as a parent, even of adult children, that your heart swells. This past week provided such a warm glow that I felt it was worthy of sharing.

A random question from my daughter queried how many residents were in the long term care facility that her Gramma lives in. I guessed 24 and her response back was could I please check numbers and if it would be all right for them each to receive a bouquet of flowers during the annual picnic.

Upon confirmation of the number and that this idea was warmly received the next request was for dad to make flower holders. That was accomplished in less time than it takes to cut, prep and create 30 bouquet! I believe there was 5 – 5 gallon pails of flowers plus a couple of smaller pails. Late night work for an early departure to small town Saskatchewan. The vehicle was packed to the brim with a puppy, 2 kids, 2 adults and flowers!

They were very well received. The staff kept thanking me (as they know me well from visits) and I kept saying “it’s not me, it’s my daughter. They could not believe how many flowers she had gifted to the care home and many wondered how big her flower farm is. The extra bouquets were left at the front, the nursing station and then I gave the manager and rec director each one for their offices.

Such a lovely gesture to brighten the lives of a group of seniors. She now hopes to do the same thing for a long term care facility here in Saskatoon or perhaps direct it towards caregivers and dementia patients. She’s still working out the details but while she does that I treasure the warm fuzzies it gives me as a parent.



I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

20 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursday Bouquet

    1. Mom is always so happy to see them Lorna but she finds them noisy! They were the delight of the picnic though as Annabelle danced with abandon to the live music and Colton and I also got into the act. Good to hear from you. Hope all is well. Take care. Bernie


    1. It was indeed. And she wants to do something locally so may ask your thoughts on that. How funny you commented right now as I am writing your part in the Aunt Ruby story! Bernie


  1. What an extraordinary moment of pure compassion and love! By you sharing the story of this wonderful gesture, the day of each of us (your readers) has been brightened! Thank you!


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