Keeping our chins up

Island Ad-Vantages|4/2/2020

Keeping our chins up
Virus spawns creative new connections
LESLIE LANDRIGAN

STONINGTON—Marley and Bella Jones thought they’d cheer up their grandmother sheltering in place with their grandfather during the COVID-19 pandemic. So on March 27, their mom, Deandra Jones, drove them to the Harbor View store, where each twin plucked a long-stem carnation from a bucket outside the door. Fairwinds Florist had put them there—and outside their own front door in Blue Hill—after they received a large shipment of flowers.

“Why carnations?” read the sign above the bucket. “We often hear that they last a month or more. Let these beauties lift our spirits and remind us as they age that this too shall pass.”

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4/2/2020