Florists getting ready for Sunday - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Florists getting ready for Sunday

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Salmonella outbreak trial coverage from Albany, GA

    Salmonella outbreak trial coverage from Albany, GA

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:00:31 GMT
    The federal courthouse in Albany, GAThe federal courthouse in Albany, GA
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia began Thursday.More >>
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia began Thursday.More >>
  • Breaking

    Jury struck in salmonella outbreak trial

    Jury struck in salmonella outbreak trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:50:27 GMT
    Sign at the Peanut Corporation of AmericaSign at the Peanut Corporation of America
    A jury is expected to be struck Thursday morning in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia.More >>
    A jury is expected to be struck Thursday morning in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia.More >>
  • Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:55:40 GMT
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection.More >>
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection.More >>

May 12, 2006

Albany - - The rush is on for florists in our area. We contacted several floral shops in Albany. Just about all of them were working overtime to meet their long list of Mother's Day orders.

This is more than a job for Florence Jordan.

"It's something you got to kind of love I guess, I do. I enjoy it. I enjoy the pleasure of seeing my customers happy and satisfied with what I do and it just makes me feel good," she says.

 She's been doing this for almost 30 years. It's one of her busiest days of the year - the day before Mothers day. It's Saturday afternoon and the phone's still ringing.  They've taken all kinds of orders - not just flowers.

"We have delivered out a lot of plants, we delivered balloons for Mother's Day, we've done a lot of different types of arrangements."

 All of the orders meant a lot of extra hours and a lot of deliveries, but they don't mind it. Florence even drops in a special gift.

"Some of them even got chocolate candy. That's my favorite!"

She realizes her overtime is making a lot of people happy out there.

"Try to please all the mammas out there and help their children be happy too with what the children are sending them."

Due to the increase in gas prices, many florists across the nation have increased their delivery charges this Mother's Day weekend. Florence says she chose not to because she didn't feel her customers should pay extra on a holiday.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=florists/brent