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Remembering Joan 2009
Birthday Flowers: March 23 • Death-date Flowers: May 10
Fans of Joan's have contributed to flowers for her Ferncliff crypt via this website since 2005. In even-numbered years (2006 and 2008), we had flowers delivered on her birthday, March 23. In odd-numbered years (2005, 2007, 2009), flowers were delivered from BOE on her death-date, May 10.
The first two photos below are from Cascade Florists, sharing pictures from flowers that fan Cho Cheng sent on Joan's birthday. Cascade CC'd me this e-mail:
I personally delivered your floral tribute of 36 White Vendella Roses Arranged in a Vase to Ferncliff and according to your specifications, on Saturday Afternoon at 4:25 P.M.
Your Roses were left in the office on their front desk so that, they could place them in front of Joan's crypt and anytime on Sunday, at their convenience. I purposely delivered them as late as possible on Saturday so that, they would be extremely fresh and beautiful for Monday, March 23rd.
Attached, please find three photo images which I took with my camera phone. I apologize for the quality of the images, but I felt that, you would like to get a feeling for what we delivered.
Thanks again for trusting us with the honor of helping to celebrate Joan's Birthday. She was a really great actress, and her memory lives on forever, thanks to you and Stephanie.
John and Linda Torpey
P.S. I sent a copy of this email to Stephanie as well, since I know that, she appreciates your remembrance.
These next 2 birthday-flower photos were shot by Bunny, who wrote to me:
There were 4 arrangements and I took a couple of photos...all the flowers were lovely. Our arrangement is the second from the left and it was actually really pretty yellows and greens. I had tried to choose colours that would have suited Joan's apartment. It was nice to see how Joan had been remembered.
Death-Date Flowers: May 10
In honor of the 32nd anniversary of Joan's death this May 10, sixteen fans from around the world donated close to $400 through this website to have 4-dozen "Grand Beauty" roses delivered to Joan's Ferncliff crypt.
Below is a shot taken of our flowers by the kind owners of Cascade Florists in Hartsdale. (I took a couple of dozen shots myself when I visited Ferncliff on the 10th; unfortunately, due to a glitch between my new camera software and my old computer, I'm currently unable to download the pictures! I'll post the photos once I figure out how to solve that problem!)