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The Flower Fairy
Status: PrankA Flower Fairy is on the loose on Anderson Island:
Last spring flower bouquets and potted plants began appearing without explanation at the homes of numerous residents of this small island southwest of Tacoma. After a summer hiatus, the practice has resumed, island Fire Chief Jim Bixler said... Residents who received the deliveries said they heard a knock and answered the door to find a floral gift with a handwritten note saying, "Hope these make you smile." Each note is signed, "Love, the Flower Fairy."
My theory: it's a local florist trying to drum up business by encouraging spontaneous flower giving. Still, it's a nice idea.
Posted by Alex on Sun Jan 08, 2006
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Awe, your guess is so cynical!Posted by Kelly in Belmont Shore, CA on Sun Jan 08, 2006 at 03:39 PM
Crazy - I am looking across the water to Anderson Island as I type this. I doubt that it is a local florist as Anderson only has a general store and you have to get there via ferry. My guess is that it's just a good-natured person that lives on the Island. It's a very small community and most people have lived there for many years. There is another Island here (Raft) that has a gnome fairy - gnomes end up all over the place.Posted by K on Sun Jan 08, 2006 at 04:53 PM
I think this is possibly the sweetest prank you've covered so far.Posted by Boo in The Land of the Haggii... on Sun Jan 08, 2006 at 08:50 PM
So a hole has been shot in my cynical theory already. Oh well. I suppose it's good that I'm wrong.Posted by Alex in San Diego on Sun Jan 08, 2006 at 10:36 PM
Reminds me of an elderly man I knew of, who would dress up like a faerie (pink tu-tu, pink leotard, pink point shoes, pink feather boa, tiara with two stars on springs sticking up from it, pink-rimmed eyeglasses and a sparkly magic wand with lights in it) and would prance around town wishing everybody a good morning/afternoon/night and doing little things like leaving flowers for people, or giving quarters to children. Sure, he was probably nuts, but at least he was happy and cheerful about it.Posted by Accipiter on Sun Jan 08, 2006 at 10:54 PM
Accipiter, I think I saw the same guy on the news when they were covering a gay pride parade.Posted by Craig on Mon Jan 09, 2006 at 07:33 AM
That's possible. He was from North Carolina, or at least that's where he was when I saw him.Posted by Accipiter on Mon Jan 09, 2006 at 04:52 PM
That's possible, although I didn't ask him about his personal life. I think that he was from North Carolina, or at least that's where he was when I saw him.Posted by Accipiter on Mon Jan 09, 2006 at 04:52 PM
Erk, why does it keep posting twice for me, or posting when I've only half-finished writing?Posted by Accipiter on Mon Jan 09, 2006 at 04:53 PM