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1. Posted by Galskygge (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

I came across this on another forum when I was searching for a forum in specific. It was in a 'general discussion' type of thread. I thought some of you may like it.

Here's the message copied and pasted:

The person who did this was Jack Benny....
>
>You have to read this it is absolutely beautiful......
>
>Each year he sent her roses,
>and the note would always say,
>I love you even more this year,
>than last year on this day.
>My love for you will always grow,
>with every passing year."
>
>She knew this was the last time
>that the roses would appear.
>She thought, he ordered roses
>in advance before this day.
>Her loving husband did not know,
>that he would pass away.
>
>He always liked to do things early,
>way before the time.
>Then, if he got too busy,
>everything would work out fine.
>She trimmed the stems and
>placed them in a very special vase.
>
>Then, sat the vase beside
>the portrait of his smiling face.
>She would sit for hours,
>In her husband's favorite chair.
>While staring at his picture,
>and the roses sitting there.
>
>A year went by, and it was
>to live without her mate.
>With loneliness and solitude,
>that had become her fate.
>
>Then, the very hour,
>The doorbell rang, and there
>were roses sitting by her door.
>
>She brought the roses in,
>and then just looked at them in shock.
>Then, went to get the telephone,
>to call the florist shop.
>
>The owner answered, and she asked him,
>if he would explain, Why would someone would
>do this to her, causing her such pain?
>
>"I know your husband passed away,
>more than a year ago,"
>The owner said,
>"I knew you'd call, and you would want to know.
>
>The flowers you received today,
>were paid for in advance.
>Your husband always planned ahead,
>he left nothing to chance.
>
>There is a standing order,
>that I have on file down here,
>And he has paid, well in advance,
>you'll get them every year.
>
>There also is another thing,
>that I think you should know,
>He wrote a special little card...he did this years
>ago. Then, should ever I find out that he's no longer here,
>that's the card that should be sent to you the following year."
>
>She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears now flowing hard.
>Her fingers shaking,
>as she slowly reached to get the card.
>
>Inside the card, she saw that he
>had written her a note.
>Then, as she stared in total silence,
>
>this is what he wrote...
>
>"Hello my love, I know it's been a year
>since I've been gone.
>I hope it hasn't been too hard for you to
>overcome.
>I know it must be lonely,
>and the pain is very real.
>Or if it was the other way,
>I know how I would feel.
>
>The love we shared made everything
>so beautiful in life.
>I loved you more than words can say,
>you were the perfect wife.
>You were my friend and lover,
>you fulfilled my every need.
>I know it's only been a year,
>but please try not to grieve.
>I want you to be happy,
>even when you shed your tears.
>
>That is why the roses will be sent to you for years.
>When you get these roses,
>think of all the happiness that we had together,
>and how both of us were blessed.
>
>I have always loved you and
>I know I always will.
>But, my love, you must go on,
>you have some living still.
>
>Please...try to find happiness,
>while living out your days.
>I know it is not easy,
>but I hope you find some ways.
>
>The roses will come every year,
>and they will only stop,
>When your door's not answered,
>when the florist stops to knock.
>
>He will come five times that day,
>in case you have gone out.
>But after his last visit,
>he will know without a doubt!
>To take the roses to the place,
>where I've instructed him
>and place the roses where we are,
>together once again.
>
>Sometimes in life, you find a special friend;
>Someone who changes your life
>just by being part of it.
>
>Someone who makes you laugh
>until you can't stop;
>Someone who makes you believe
>that there really is good in the world.
>
>Someone who convinces you
>that there really is an unlocked door
>just waiting for you to open it.

2. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

That's touching...

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

What if she moves house?

4. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

The flowers might end up at the cemetery from then on...:)

5. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Quoting james

What if she moves house?

Just kill the moment why don't you, you heartless brute.

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Quoting james

What if she moves house?

Just kill the moment why don't you, you heartless brute.

I'm only being practical!

7. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

its too long, sorry

8. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Quoting james

What if she moves house?

Surely the post office will re-direct the flowers?

9. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Quoting james

What if she moves house?

Surely the post office will re-direct the flowers?

First there need to be an adress alteration given trough to the post office. Hope this helps.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 21, 2007, at 5:38 AM by wouterrr ]

10. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting mikeyBoab

Quoting james

What if she moves house?

Surely the post office will re-direct the flowers?

First there need to be an adress alteration given trough to the post office. Hope this helps.

And what if the new house doesn't have space for his chair and photograph? I mean, what if she has to move into a significantly smaller property?