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Dear Heloise: We just had a funeral in my family. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent trying to find addresses for flowers we received. The funeral home very carefully described the arrangements on the back of each flower card, which was a big help. But the return address was nowhere to be found. It was a wake-up call for me, because I, too, have ordered flowers on the Internet. I just assumed that my address would be on the card – wrong.

Not because I planned it, but to remind myself, I left a three-ring notebook in the kitchen where I had noted, regarding food: Brenda – chocolate poundcake; office – ham, potato salad; etc.

While we were out and others dropped off food, they continued to list what was dropped off and noted if the dish needed to be returned. What a big help that was. – Sharon, via e-mail

Your hint will help keep things in order. Here’s a hint for people sending cards, etc.: Please sign both first and last names. Heloise

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