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02/14/05 - Lufkin

The Smell of Roses

by Jessica Cervantez

Many of you have been surprised with flowers from your Valentine at work, school, or home, making it a busy day for people in the flower delivery business. They enjoy seeing the reaction as they handed bouquets to East Texans.

Two Brookhollow Elementary students were surprised by their family.

One student said, "Aww, it's from my family, my mom, Damon, and my sugargranny."

And it made their day.

"I'm excited, thank you, it's one of my best Valentine's Days," one student said.

And then the delivery men, had some bad luck. The first home, no one was there, then strike two, and again, no one was home at the third.

"I don't think I've ever hit three house in a row with nobody home," a Bizzy Bea deliverer said.

The men say it's a disappointment when they don't get their flowers delivered, but when they do, it's worth the reaction.

Peggy Johnson, was pleasantly surprised.

"I love them," she said.

Some teachers at Trout Elementary knew exactly who their Valentine's were, their husbands. And while many of these flowers will die in a couple of days, the love these Valentine's share with family, friends and loved ones won't.

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