Monday, October 11, 2010

Living on Pink Street

Ah Monday, back to the daily grind. Maybe I can finally get caught up after my busy weekend. We had such beautiful weather here and I was loaded with energy. Saturday I spent the day cleaning and doing a few other odds and ends. Sunday I went to a craft show called Christmas in the woods. By the time I got home last night I was exhausted and although I would have been happy to post a picture of Duke, I didn't even have one ready to go.
Let me tell you why I am now living on Pink Street.
Saturday I went to check my mail box (the snail mail kind) and found a little plastic bag with two flower bulbs in it. They were stapled to a card. I turned the card over and It reads "Turn Pearl Street Pink for Mikki"
Here's a picture of the card
I wasn't able to get through reading this with dry eyes. That has got to be the sweetest request and I was more than happy to honor it. The bulbs have been planted and now I just cross my fingers that they grow in the spring despite my two brown thumbs.

34 comments:

livintheblues said...

ah Jeez now you got me emotional..let us know when they bloom please

Out on the prairie said...

Did my whole yard in pink bulbs from the Susan Komen orginization 2 years ago for a friend. She has 2-3 weeks now, but when I planted they said 6 months that turned two last spring.Since then I have done 3 flower beds in peoples yard for the strength it can offer.

Reeni said...

That is sweet - bittersweet.

Grace said...

How nice -

Sheri said...

It was tough getting through this post with dry eyes! What a wonderful gift her husband and neighbors are giving her. Beautiful!

Sandee said...

How beautiful. This is a husband that dearly loves his wife. Excellent.

I would love to see all these blooms in the spring. I think we all would.

Have a terrific day. My very best to Duke. :)

Audrey said...

That is amazing! What a wonderful husband to think of doing this for his wife. And you all must be really great neighbors.
But really - who could say no?

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

What a nice idea!

Kloggers/Polly said...

What a lovely thought and deed. It must be very tempting to find other flowers that are also pink to add to the tulips.

Catherine said...

So touching and beautiful! It does the heart good! And what a sweet husband ~ it sounds like there is lots of love in your neighbourhood ~ beautiful!

xo Catherine

Anny said...

This would be the sweetest things that a person can do... anticipating your Spring pictures :)

BeadedTail said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful and special thing for everyone to do for Mikki. Her husband is so sweet and he even offered to plant them for people. Makes me all leaky!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, I knew about the breast cancer a few years back but had no idea it had spread. She's a tough lady though...from what I hear from the ppl that take her Karate classes. Thats very sweet of her husband to do that for her.

VanillaSeven said...

Take the picture when they bloomed please :)

allotments4you.com said...

This is so nice Ann...you don't see community spirit or ingenuity like this anymore....Tell your neighbours that they are being thought of world wide....something like this could be a great fund-raising event as well as supporting a fellow neighbour!!

Jen said...

What a great idea! Mikki is facing every survivor's greatest fear: recurrence. Attitude is everything in this fight, and I think her husband's idea for support is nothing short of brilliant.

Lei said...

That is sweet and touching! Incidentally, it's Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Lin said...

Oh, wow. Makes me wanna go plant a couple of bulbs for her too. I hope she will see all of those bulbs blooming in her honor.

Russ said...

What a touching story. My family has dealt with a lot of cancer. My brother and sister both died from it. I will plant the Pink Tulips for her over here. Hopefully it will help.
God bless her and you also.

Kloggers/Polly said...

Ann - just a little comment I couldn't help but make:

'I think that your new blog background is beautiful!'

tahtimbo said...

That is very touching. What a very special man to do that for his wife.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh, how beautiful.

WebbieLady said...

i wish the best for his wife...

Ann said...

livintheblues I certainly will. I just hope they come up

outontheprairie oh wow, how fantastic, keep on planting, that's just wonderful

reeni yes it is

grace i thought so

sheri I couldn't believe how hard it was to read that card,

sandee it will definitely be a post come spring time

Audrey really, there's no way I couldn't plant those

sharkbytes, I think so. This is a pretty long street too. They live about 3 blocks away from me and he must have put one of those in every mailbox on the street

kloggers it is very tempting.

catherine apparently more than I realized

anny it will be pretty amazing come spring time

beaded tail I got pretty leaky myself :)

Amanda, I didn't even realize she had breast cancer.

vanilla seven you bet I will

allotments4you I agree, it's nice to see people come together and support each other

jen brilliant, touching, heart warming and a bunch of other things that I can't think of...lol

Lei I wasn't aware of that, that makes it even better

Lin I hope so also

russ how sweet of you. and you never know who else it may help also

kloggers thank you very much. I thought it needed a bit of a fall touch but now I notice that my header really doesn't match too well :)

tahtimbo I agree, we should all be so thoughful

poetic shutterbug, it is isn't it

Anonymous said...

Gosh that is great. What a wonderful husband he is. We certainly plant some bulbs. What fun that will be to do that and have many posts about it. We wish all the luck in the world to the wife. Take care and have a wonderful day.

Marg said...

That last comment was from me, Marg

Ratty said...

It sounds like a really nice thing. It would be great seeing all of those flowers and knowing what they are for.

Lenox Knits said...

Wow. That is a tear jerker. What a lovely idea and a very loving husband.

gayle said...

What a great idea this loving husband has had!! I know you will take pictures when they all bloom and share them with us.

Donna said...

What a Beautiful tribute to his wife!!! And what a Sweet response from you....((((HUG))))

marie said...

What a very special idea! Thanks for sharing Ann ~ I'll be praying for your neighbors and for dozens of pink blooms!

B Boys Mom said...

What a loving hubby to do this for her. It's so sweet. I look forward to seeing your pictures of your two pink tulips in the spring. I'm sure they will grow and look beautiful.

digiVickie said...

What a sweet gesture for his wife :) :) :)

Sandra said...

what a super idea for him to do. i would have cried to

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