This weekend is Memorial Weekend – which was once called “Decoration Day” in order to remember those veterans who gave their lives for our wonderful country and has been celebrated since the mid-1800′s. Now, we also use this weekend to remember all our loved ones who have passed on. It is a wonderful time to take your children with you to the cemetary as you lay flowers on graves, to help them see the bigger picture of their family, and it opens up a chance to “talk” about your own memories of grandparents and special family members. Don’t miss this chance.
At Dandelions Flowers, one of our delivery drivers, Marian Huglen, was the spotlight of a story in our city’s newspaper, The Register Guard. As the story says, Marian has overcome much hardship in her life but faces every day with a smile. She is always eager to be of help and never complains. In a time of economic hardship there is concern that more people in Marian’s demographic will have to work to make ends meet but she certainly shows it CAN be done.
Take a moment to read the article yourself and be inspired…
Flowers are the #1 choice of gifts for mom for mothers day. It can be an outdoor fuschia for the summer months or a beautiful bouqet for the home, but just don’t forget to say I love you mom.
We offer a FREE Childrens “Make it for Mom” event on Saturday May 9. Kids 18 & under can come into the store and make a flower arrangment for mom for free. Hours are 10:30 AM – 1 PM. There is no charge, but any voluntary contributions will be donated to ShelterCare, a local non profit organization that assists people in need.
Mothers Day is Sunday May 10th, don’t forget you mom
Today was the 3rd Annual Eugene Marathon. Eugene, Oregon is Track City USA, so we had over 6,000 participants. Our Son Greg was one of the runners on his first half marathon.
In just a few weeks track and field stars from all over the world will come to Eugene Oregon for the annual Prefontaine Classic Track meet. A premier track and field event hosted at famous Hayward Field and named after famous University of Oregon running legend Steve Prefontaine.
Dandelions Flowers was the provider of flowers for last years winner in the Prefontaine Classic as well as the 2008 Olympic Track and Field Trials. Go Track City! Flowers make the perfect victory lap no matter what the race!