April 24 would have been our 27th anniversary. We decided to get get married the day before Anzac Day so we’d always have a day off the next day. Once we retired every day was a holiday but the date made it easy to remember.
Because of a long spell of bad weather over the whole country I was lucky to get the last six red roses in Greymouth. A special on red roses at the supermarket had been advertised before Anzac Day but was withdrawn due to no flowers available. Cliff’s roses came from Courtyard Florist, a small recently opened shop in Greymouth.
Cliff loved surprising me with flowers. When we had TypeShop he would often go out on an errand and return with a bouquet. He’d get them for occasions or just because he walked by a florist.