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Her Friend's Mother was a Big Rose Festival Fan

I've helped out with the Grand Floral Parade for many years. Each year I'd get an extra hat and pin -- usually reserved for volunteers -- to give to Mrs. Larson, the mother of my friend, Lynda. I also got her a video so she could see the parade whenever she wanted.

Mrs. Larson passed away in January of this year. She would have been 97 in April.

I sent a bouquet of her favorite flowers –- roses, of course! Lynda wrote to thank me, saying the following:

"I used one of her hats with all the pins on the table of memories. Thank you for making that such an important event. When we cleaned out her room the VCR had the tape of the rose parade [Grand Floral Parade] in and it had not been ejected -- so she had just watched it at bedtime."

Thank you both [Marilyn and Charlie] for helping me to brighten the life of a special woman!

~Jackie Maxwell