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September Roses Hardcover – Bargain Price, August 26, 2004
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The book is based on a true story. One of the many unsung human moments that occurred during and after the days of the September attacks. It is about two sister who lived in South Africa growing commercial roses. Having entered their roses in the Agriflowers and Floritech Expo in New York City, they packed up 2,400 of the beauties for presentation. Their arrival, however, coincided with September 11th itself. With no Expo to attend and nowhere to go, the two were forced to live in the airport for a little while with their copious boxes of roses. After being taken in by members of the First United Methodist Church of Flushing, New York they decided to find some way to repay such kindness. All 2,400 roses were picked up and taken to Union Square. There, they were laid out in the shape of the twin towers, the center of New York's mourning. Says author Jeanette Winter in the end, "My tears fell on the roses".
It's a rather beautiful story, and one that Winter informs us is quite true.Read more ›