Dear Heloise: My hint: When you receive flowers or a plant as a gift from someone from out of town, include a picture of the plant or flowers with your thank-you note so the giver can see just what was sent. – Irene Riedlinger, Glendive, Mont.
Irene, this is a thoughtful gesture, and then the sender can know for sure that what he or she ordered was delivered! - Heloise
Dear Readers: Here are a few handy places where you can take old books that you no longer want:
•Schools – give to teachers or to the library.
•Take to nursing homes.
•Donate to town libraries.
•Offer to prison libraries.
•Give to friends.
•You also can donate them to a charitable organization.
Always call these places first to be sure they will welcome your donation. – Heloise