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Happy Father’s Day to all Coach Dads

June 17, 2016

Despite having a wonderful relationship with my father, our shared experiences never took place on or around a basketball court (that says more about my athletic ability than his interest in sports). So it is with wonderment, gratitude, and maternal satisfaction that I watched from the sidelines as Thunder rolled onto the court this past […]

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My sister loved the flowers!

July 15, 2015

I just wanted to let you know that my sister said that she loved the flowers and that they were the most beautiful that she has ever received!  Thank you so much for your excellent service and for helping to make her 40th birthday even more special. Sincerely, Emily K.  

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In 2014, there were two ordinary days when I met two extraordinary women.

January 23, 2015

2014 was not a year I care to relive. Pain and loss took an emotional toll that even daily floral therapy couldn’t cure. But, sunshine did pour down on two occasions in particular when I found myself at the respective doorsteps of two inspirational women: Rev. Dr. Youtha Hardman-Cromwell and Diane Rehm. Although I would […]

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I want to tell everyone about my remarkable friend, Mark.

January 23, 2014

Mark was my kindred spirit long before Free Spirit even existed. Our life paths first crossed at Trinity United Methodist Church on Cameron Mills Road, where we found that we shared common interests, pet peeves, a love for throwing parties, and obsessive-compulsive tendencies for all things related to aesthetics. So it was little wonder that […]

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Draw a map of your heart.

November 11, 2013

That was the pre-school assignment given several years ago to my youngest daughter.  Elizabeth intuitively knew her heart’s pathway and the people and places that buoyed her development. While I was pleased to see that her parents and sister were represented, I was most touched that “the beach house” took up a considerable amount of […]

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It was more perfect than I could have imagined.

October 21, 2013

Dear Mary Beth, I cannot begin to tell you how thankful I am for what you did for my special day. When I arrived at the carlyle club and saw the beautiful set-up you did on the stage and the gorgeous arrangements going down the aisle my breath was taken away. It was more perfect […]

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You know your flowers.

July 31, 2013

Ms. Mary Beth, I just wanted to compliment the arrangement you made today. I am a spoiled girl who is lucky enough to get them from my boyfriend often. Having said that, this is by far the most amazing arrangement I have ever received. It is simply gorgeous and I love everything about it. Thank you very […]

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I wouldn’t characterize my Dad as a “free spirit”

January 16, 2013

I’m not sure anyone from his Depression-era generation could be called that, but Ernie had plenty of spirit! His great sense of humor, friendly personality, and tender heart were coupled with an astute head for business and a devotion to his family and North Dakota farm. At the young age of 90, he was still […]

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Thank you for the picture perfect wedding flowers

October 17, 2012

Mary Beth, I absolutely LOVED everything you did for our wedding flowers this weekend. Everything was perfect and everyone told me how wonderful you were to work with. I’ll send you more pics once I get them from the photographer but wanted you to see at least one for now. Please feel free to give prospective […]

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His French accent made me think this was either a very romantic gentleman or a wrong number

August 31, 2012

Thankfully, he meant to call Free Spirit Floral! His request was simple and classically romantic:  59 long-stem roses for his lady friend who was celebrating her birthday in a few days. I melted. And then this morning, when I delivered the bouquets (yes, there were actually two bouquets; the first vase could only hold 47 […]

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