The rest of the afternoon, Mills talked with guests and found herself comfortable in the company of Anne Jefferson and her husband. Jeff joined them and began to tell real estate stories. Jeff has an excellent sense of humor—a side I haven’t really seen.
“I expected to do several real estate transactions with the Andersons, so after the closing, I called my florist and asked him to send them an arrangement. A couple of days later, Randolph Anderson phoned to thank me for the flowers, but he said that the florist had gotten my order confused with someone else’s. He said, ‘Jeff, the flowers that came to us had a note of sympathy for the loss of a loved one.’ Well, I was furious with the florist because I had done so much business with him. When I got him on the telephone he said, ‘You think the Andersons were upset—you should have heard from the folks at the funeral home. The note on the flowers that went to the family of the deceased read, ‘welcome to your new home.’”
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