I was recently at Fairchild Gardens and after much consideration, purchased two lovely specimens from the Flowering Tree Society’s plant sale. A very nice helper offered to take my plants to the front entrance. I could have carried them with my friend Jim, but she was adorable and I told her I’d drive my car around. When I got there, her face was red and she was on the verge of tears.
“Some lady stole your plants!”she said. An older male volunteer, about 12 years old, stepped in and said he told the lady the plants were not hers, but she told him to be quiet and loaded them into her dark blue BMW. Is this the lesson we want to teach our young people? That it is OK to lie and steal? There was no adult curbside to prevent this from happening. Shame on the BMW-driving lady!
Teresa Wright, Cutler Bay