40 years of foiliage
By Roger Cowan
In 1972, a brother and sister started a little flower shop in Yorktown. After running it for a few years, they decided to sell it in 1978. When Marie Metting’s mother purchased the shop, young Marie had no idea it would become her life for the next 40 years.
October 1 of this year marked the 40th anniversary of that fateful purchase. This year also marks five years since Marie took over for her mother as head of the Main Street Flower Shop. After helping her mother in the shop off and on as a teen, flowers would carry Marie farther than she could ever have dreamed possible.
These days, the shop presents almost a jungle feel. Walking in the front door, locals are greeted by greenery and flowers of every type, and a hearty hello as they gaze upon the myriad of gifts and keepsakes lining the shelves. A large back wall display holds soft, huggable teddy bears the size of a grocery cart, while an opposite wall displays angels, frames, and preserved bouquets of weddings gone by.
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