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#1 noonehere

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

i have recently found out that their young adult child was killed in a car accident and im heart broken for them.

This household goes out of their way for everyone in our street and i was thinking of getting some flowers to leave at their door from everyone in our road...

I was going to make a meal but due to beliefs i would rather not as they are quite restricted food wise...

Yay or nay?

I should add other familys have also said they would like to do something.

#2 Milano

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

Yes I think flowers would be a lovely gesture.


#3 Glittery Fairy

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

sounds like a lovely idea. and maybe a big card so everyone can write their condolence message on there..?

#4 Missy Shelby

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Flowers sound like a lovely idea and I like the pp's idea of getting a card that people who are interested in signing it can do so.

#5 PurpleNess

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

I'm sure knowing their neighbours are there for them will mean the world, a lovely idea.
Perhaps a small condolence book rather than a card...I always think large cards are for fun things...but that's just me.

Just adding - I think a plant is a great idea.

Edited by PurpleNess, 17 November 2012 - 12:20 PM.


#6 casime

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

What about a nice flowering plant instead?  That way they can plant it and keep it.

#7 emnut

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

I personally would go with a flowering plant rather than a bunch of flowers - to myself & many others that I know, particularly around times of death, flowers are a reminder that things die as they start to wither.

#8 dogsneaker

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

that's very thoughtful of you OP.
I would go with a flowering plant too.

#9 Ant2131

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Just a thought, when we lost a beloved family member a neighbour gave us a small topiary rosemary bush as rosemary is for remembrance, we had it for years in a pot and we absolutely treasured it.


#10 Expelliarmus

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

I would go for a living plant.

#11 Lyra

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

I agree with the plant in a pot. I know this is not the same but when we got my son's diagnosis a friend of ours organised for a fruit and vege hamper to come to us. It made the world of difference because it meant that I didn't have to go shopping for a few days

#12 noonehere

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

Thanks :-)
I would love to do food but in this weather and them being not home for days at time at the moment i worry it will go bad.

I perfer the plant idea.. Any ideas on what one? Its going to be in full sun unless its a indoor...

We where going to address the card from the residents of blah blah road.


I should add also that it will need to be left at the gate as you cant passed due to the lock.




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