Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Bob and Melanie Lewis have been in Lancaster city off of East King street where the one-way alleys are a bit uncomfortable for most of us suburbanites. That is where they lovingly welcome the homeless and helpless souls infected with HIV that come to their door countless times a day. There is food for emergencies, someone to drive the sick to the doctor or hospital, a place for their children to feel safe and loved; where they'll find a warm coat or blanket, and toys and good videos to watch while their mommies and daddies get the help they need. Many nights they are wakened by a phone call with a cry for them to hold the hand of someone taking their final breath, then often conducting the funerals of those that lost their fight with AIDS. They do as much as they can for elderly parents, children, and grandchildren that are affected by the disease. They make sure the children have Christmas presents and a turkey for dinner. They aren't afraid of touching, hugging or praying for them. Melanie and Bob have a gentle way of comforting and giving hope to those who just need someone to listen to their heartaches.
Have you ever heard about them? Probably not, unless you have needed them. If you find it in your heart to make a difference ...dare to drive down the narrow street in the city to 440 Pershing Ave. This is who you will greet you at the door......
The most loving people in the world will show you lots of ways you can help right here in our own wonderful city.
Here's to at least another 20 years of making a big difference. We love you Bob and Mel, thanks for all you do.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Erin is a 30 year-old architect that does not want cookie -cutter wedding style. Take a look at some of these flowers as they finish maturing and opening in my shop, and next week I'll show you what we did to transform these buckets and vases full of flowers into Erin's uniquely designed wedding.
Pin-cushion Protea are grown in Australia, and are the most interesting thing. These were presented to the gold medal winners in the Olympics.
Orange Babe Spray Roses and Hypericum berries.................
Swartzwalder Mini Callas are a deep, purple-ly black color. So beautiful and artistic.
Here's the difference between Calla Lilies and Mini -Callas. Check out the length and flower head size on these Green Goddess Callas!
Miniature Red Pineapples for the centerpieces.................
More flowers on the processing table while we wait for them to open.
Processing begins for most flowers on Wednesday, then further prep and some design work Thursday. Bouquets and centerpeices are designed on Friday so they are as fresh as possible for your wedding day.
Check in next week for the pictures of Erin and Tom's wedding.