From HEART to HEART ..... - by Country Manor Florist
They were newlyweds in February 1922, having been married less than six months. He spent his days doing research in New York Public Library. She spent hers in a dingy basement room in Greenwich Village, addressing and stuffing envelopes. That February, the first issue of their unique magazine sold nearly 5,000 copies. Today, the magazine they published - Readers Digest - has a circulation of millions. It made millionaires of DeWitt Wallace and his wife, Lila Bell Wallace. When Mrs. Wallace died at the age of 94, newspapers made much of her philanthropies. But, they also remembered her as one who made everyday surroundings as beautiful as possible. She had collected works of art and hung them in the magazine's offices to show that beauty and business should not be alien to each other. She was mainly known for providing fresh flowers every day for the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and for public rooms at the Digest. She loved having flowers surround the buildings. Fresh flowers added to the beauty of a room and many times arranged the flowers herself after choosing them from her own garden. She also gave many of the arrangements away, trying to "make someone's day special." Money is useful, but beauty inspires.
A Single Rose, a small bouquet or even an arrangement of flowers can do much to make our surroundings more pleasant as well as making someone smile.
A Quote worth remembering:
"Flowers are Love's Truest Language. In Joy or Sadness, flowers are our Constant Friends."