Romance is alive and well in Rochester, according to a local florist.RUTH CLAYTON February 19, 2013 4:33am
Rochester Nursing Home resident Alf Mead with his partner Marion Gloger. The couple celebrated Valentine's Day with a special afternoon tea alongside five other couples from the nursing home.
Romance is not dead if reports from Valentine’s Day last week are anything to go by.
Rochester Flowers’ Jodie Lister said there were many nice stories about people showing acts of love to others this year.
One man, who knew he would be overseas for Valentine’s Day, pre-ordered gifts for his girlfriend worth hundreds of dollars, and organised for it to be delivered to her.
Then there was an anonymous person who arranged to have single roses delivered to girls at the Commonwealth Bank.
Another anonymous person discovered a girl working at the chemist was having a bad day and arranged to have a rose sent to her.
The florist itself donated small vases of big head roses to the Rochester Nursing Home for a special Valentine’s Day afternoon tea.
Activities co-ordinator Karen Tognolini said six nursing home couples celebrated Valentine’s Day at the event, which included a heart-shaped cake made by hospital catering staff.
‘‘The residents and their partners reminisced about how they first meet, their wedding day and where they spent their honeymoon,’’ she said.
Ms Lister said the day itself was very busy and on par with business last year.
‘‘We had an awesome day,’’ she said.
Customers were walking through the door at 7am to organise flowers and gifts for their valentines and did not stop coming in until 6pm when the store closed.
Ms Lister said she had about 200 customers on the day.
She said everyone who walked through the door was happy.
‘‘Romance is definitely not dead,’’ she said.
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