I want to wish Chris Melberg, of Morris Floral, good luck in his new location, which is behind Twisted Ivy Boutique (same building.)
I also want to thank Chris for his hard work, for his awesome bouquets, many of which my husband, Robbie Baum, purchased as surprises for me “for no real reason than ‘just because’.” I also want to thank you to Chris for his donations of bouquets to the many organizations, functions and more who ask him for them. His hard work, his selfless giving, his charity for more than 40 years has not gone unnoticed.
What I do take umbrage at are the few – including our own radio station KKOK/KMRS who use this move as fodder for the gossip mill. You say, “EWWW, his building was dilapidated!” Again, I remind you of his donations by those who asked for them! Donations are free! Money that could have been made off of them for building upkeep instead went to make people smile! Oh, what a cost that was! And of the many who asked for donations, how many of you actually bought flowers from him for yourselves or as a gift to another?
I also own a business here in Morris, so I know full well of donating to organizations and I do so cheerily, because that is what we do in a small town! So yes, my profit margins are also smaller, but oh well! Oh well! We look after others here and we do not shame them when all they are trying to do is make the day of another better.
The next time you see Chris, thank him. Better yet, buy his flowers. Even better still, refer him to others! What is the cost of making someone happy? To see another person smile is priceless.
Let’s all be neighborly, let’s all be kind. Kindness is free.