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Hanover florist leaves wreaths for health care workers

Hanover florist leaves wreaths for health care workers

Sue Scheible The Patriot Ledger @sues_ledger Apr 1, 2020 at 10:27 AM Coming home from a stressful day at work, nurses on the front lines in the Covid-19 epidemic are finding beautiful wreaths left by The Wandering Florist. HANOVER — Brenda Maver’s voice catches with emotion when she talks about the young nurses, "the rookies," just a year or two out of nursing school who are being pressed into action on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in South Shore and Boston hospitals. "I’ve known them since they were in kindergarten and they are all such nice girls out there working so hard, thrown into this crisis," she said. Mayer is standing at the work table in her garage that is covered with ribbons as she begins another day of making simple wreaths to say "thank you" to area health care workers. By lunch, she was ready to deliver another half-dozen wreaths, placing them on doorknobs or doorsteps, in mail boxes, sometimes ringing the bell and leaving. She got the names from friends, families and through the grapevine. For seven years, Maver has run The Wandering Florist business from her home. She thought this would be her biggest season ever. But soon after the coronavirus arrived, the first of her brides called to say there would be no wedding. "I was so proud of her," Maver said. "She still got married and I was able to make the bouquets." But soon, all Maver’s time was spent on the phone talking to one client after another about cancelling or postponing events and orders. People were uncertain and scared. "I was spiraling into a cyclone of sadness," she said. Then, a friend called and asked her to "make something" for her sister, a health care worker, to say thank you […]

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