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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Very Nice Surprise . . .

On Mondays I volunteer at the main entrance of our local hospital.
My job is to escort people to their various appointments and/or patient visits.
I enjoy my volunteering because I meet such wonderful people and I love the walking!

Yesterday I walked a woman to the elevators.
She stopped me, asked me if my name was Lynne and if I wrote a blog . . .
I was stunned, pleasantly surprised, overjoyed that she recognized me and said HELLO.

A few minutes ago, I found this comment on my most recent post . . .
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Hello, Lynne!
So nice to meet you at Mercy Hospital today. It took me a few minutes but your face looked familiar and it finally dawned on me that I read your blog. What a coincidence that you were the volunteer who showed me to the elevator.

I'm going to tell my BFF about the flower garden in Whitehall and we'll go check it out. Thanks for telling me about it. Their flowers couldn't be any prettier than those in your own yard though! Gorgeous!

I enjoyed meeting you, Lynne.

Marge Fraser
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So Marge, these flower arrangements of mine and some of my garden pictures are for you . . .
I often say . . . it's the little things . . .
Your sweet HELLO, made my day!
Here is my email, I hope to hear from you soon, grannyfree72@gmail.com . . .
Love ~
Lynne


14 comments:

Marge in Michigan said...

Good afternoon, Lynne!THANK YOU SO MUCH for this very special post. What a nice thing to do. I love, love, love the flowers and how you arranged them. You have the touch! Your yard is beautiful and your love for your gardens shows.

Enjoy your afternoon & evening...and thanks for your email address. I hope to keep in contact with you.

Hugs to you -
Marge

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is so nice of you to volunteer at the hospital. What a great surprise to meet one of your blog readers, that is cool. Your flowers are lovely, beautiful arrangement. Enjoy your day!

Kim said...

What a lovely surprise, both for you...and then from you! It must be wonderful to meet a reader! Your kindness comes through in your words, Lynne, I can only imagine what a joy it would be to meet you and your smiling face in person. Pretty flowers, too!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

How lovely Lynne and how wonderful that she reads your blog and commented.
Beautiful flowers ... your hydrangea is stunning. XXXX

Sarah Huizenga said...

Isn't that the most fun. See our blogging is so worth while.

Missy George said...

Beautiful flowers. What a nice surprise to me someone Who reads your launch ..You are a very special person. Hope you're having a good day.

Blondie's Journal said...

I applaud you for doing volunteer work...you are an angel to people who need your help and smile!

What a lovely meeting, comment and surprise!! And how nice for Marge (also my mother's nickname for Marjorie), to read about your meeting on your blog. And by the way...I have a sister named Lynne...I know, getting weird!

I so love your comments on my blog. You are special and I'm grateful for your friendship!

Jane x

Jeanie said...

How cool is that! You may have a meet-Michigan-bloggers year! And of course your arrangement and the garden pix are fabulous. Doesn't it feel good to be recognized by your blog? The first time that happened to me I think I had to be peeled off the ceiling! Well, you SHOULD be, because it's wonderful!

Pepper Medley said...

So nice of Marge to recognize you! I recall being recognized by one f my readers about 8 or 9 years ago when I had a previos blog. Sort of stunned me when she asked if I was the lady that writes a blog she reads. Makes the world seem so small.

MarmePurl said...

How simply WONDERFUL!!
Now we do need to know the story of how Marge came to be a reader of your blog.

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

Oh, that is wonderful to make new friends online that you actually get to meet. What a joy! Your bouquets are beautiful! I'm surprised you still have Bleeding Hearts blooming. Mine are long gone! That's kind of you to volunteer at the hospital.

Marge in Michigan said...

Hello again. MarmePurl, I found Lynne's blog on another blogger's list and was intrigued by the name because I had just gotten home from Ireland (2014). I wondered if she had been to some of the places I visited and she had...namely The Kennedy homestead. Oh, and Lynne & her hubby live in the city where my hubby & I were born & raised so I'm familiar with the areas she blogs about. And now you know.

SRC said...

Volunteering is a great job and specially when this is in any hospital then it can be easily said that you are doing a noble job..

The flowers looks so lovely..
Thank you for your post..

A Joyful Cottage said...

Lovely. Both the encounter with Marge and your flowers. Curious to know what kind of mulch do you use in our garden. xo