My ex-mother-in-law on the mend with her new dancing and singing friend.
So I looked up florists near the hospital where they would be sent. I chose one for no particular reason, and I called. A very warm woman answered, and I explained what I wanted and how important this person was to me. She asked a few questions about what she liked and made a few suggestions (including sending a stuffed duck that sang “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and flapped its wings and jumped up and down). When I gave her my budget, she assured me that she could send the duck amidst a nice basket of flowers. We continued to talk for about 10 minutes about how healing laughter can be. By the end of our conversation, she said that she enjoyed our conversation so much that she was going to upgrade the level of the flowers in the basket. I gave her my credit card, and we said goodbye.