RE: Dearly Depotted by Kate Collins
Proprietor Abby Knight’s flower shop is named Bloomers. A cute pun, given that flowers bloom and that ladies used to wear bloomers. Speaking of puns, here is one from my punster-husband:
Question: What is a murderer’s favorite flower?
Answer: A Crocus (Or does he mean Croakus?)
Anyway, when I was a kid we used to live about 3 houses down from a flower shop. I played with the grandson of the owner of this shop so I was in the store frequently. I remember that the smell of all those flowers was just heavenly.
Abby started her store with money from her grandfather’s trust fund. The fund was meant for college, but since she flunked out of law school, she had to find a use for the rest of the money. So she bought the store from Lottie Dombowski, who now works for Abby part-time. A great solution to both of their problems.
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