One day, when I was planning to flower my day away, something unusual happened. I drove to a store expecting to pick up carts of flowers…… and there were no flowers waiting….. but…….the store representative said that he had some boxes of food .
What’s a Flower Lady to do?
Hmmm, I thought – maybe boxes of yummy pies, cakes, cookies, watermelons, bananas. They are really easy things to give away to people in need.
BUT NINE BOXES OF RIPE BEAUTIFUL DARK GREEN PEPPERS? Nine boxes with 35 peppers in each box. A total of 315 JUMBO peppers.
Can you imagine the smell of that many peppers in my car – driving from Philadelphia to Norristown?
John and I did a 15 MINUTE “speed peppering giveaway” in Norristown.
All 350 disappeared in 15 minutes. One lady was a sort of spokesperson. She received the first box. Isabel created a buzz among the other ladies on the street who spoke Spanish….and the word on the street spread quickly PEPPERS GRATIS! (PEPPERS FREE!)
Some boxes of peppers were given to Mexican people on the street, some to folks in the laundromat, and some peppers were taken to ACLAMO.
ACLAMO Family Centers, a charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides educational programs, social services and health access to Latino and other low income residents by empowering them to succeed and become productive members of society.
Sometimes flowering is unpredictable but my day is always flavor-ful whether with flowers or peppers. I can almost smell the Mexican Green Rice and the Mexican Stuffed Peppers being cooked right now. ”M’mmm! M’mmm! So Good!”
Stopped in at a McDonald’s to get a cold drink and found a grandmother who took a bunch of peppers for her family!