Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Just Try, and Feel the Joys of Giving

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Just Try, and Feel the Joys of Giving

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Byline: {OVER THE FENCE FAY FARDON } {OVER THE FENCE JANE STAUNTON }

HAVE you ever felt the need to do something special for

someone you love?

I had received only one

Valentine's Day red rose in my life - until this year.

One of our sons, the licensee/manager of a local hotel at the time, gave a single red rose to each of his female staff members, and also to me.

From snippets of conversation at the time, I suspect he had actually ordered too many in the first place, so I became a Valentine by default. But, no matter, I loved receiving it.

Some years earlier, the

courier had delivered a single perfect red rose to me, the card saying simply: "Thanks. I got the job. John."

Well, I racked my brains trying to work out which John I may have helped to get a job (no doubt, a character reference for someone), and who would have been thoughtful enough to thank me in such a romantic manner.

A phone call to the florist elicited the origin of the order, but not the sender's name. …

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