My oldest sister Noreen was a very important role model for me when I was growing up. Since our mother had to work outside of the home, Noreen really was basically more of a mother to me than our real mother. Back in those days, most mothers stayed at home, but since our parents divorced our mother had to go out into the work force in order to support us three girls until she remarried many years later.
Both of my sisters were several years older than I and I was always so very jealous of them and couldn’t wait until I was old enough to do all the things that they were able and allowed to do. As soon as Noreen turned 16 she got her driver’s license and shortly after she managed to land a job at a local flower shop which she thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at. I used to love going into that flower shop with her on her day off, she would take me into the back part of the shop and show me around, making me feel very special since most people were not allowed to go into the back room, of course unless they worked there or a delivery person. I always thought that I would one day be working there along side of my sister, but life had other plans for us back then.
Ever since then I have had a soft spot in my heart for flower shops. A lot of people can’t stand going into a flower store because of the strong aroma from all of the flowers, they say that it reminds them of a funeral home, but that doesn’t bother me. I could spend a couple of hours in one gazing at all of the varieties of flowers and plants that are available these days and seeing all the beautiful arrangements that they make up for sale.
I haven’t been into a flower store in so very long. With the Internet bringing most things right to our finger tips we can stay at home and take care of most tasks such as ordering flowers. I really enjoy what Etobicoke Flower delivery has to offer on their website and have bookmarked their site for the next time I need to send flowers to someone. Maybe I’ll send Noreen some flowers for her birthday next year, I know she will appreciate a nice arrangement that was picked out by me with her in mind. Not everyone appreciates a nice floral arrangement these days but she still does, I’m sure of that.