Times have certainly changed. We text, we message, we keep in touch on facebook, twitter and a slew of other social networks and we might go to the opera in jeans, but there is one form of communication that has held its own. Flowers. Larry Hoogasian, great grandson of the man who put up the first flower stand in San Francisco near the old Gumps, is still going strong. A dearer man you could not find.
Listen to him talk about his family history, what his name actually means, what happened to that first flower stand and his work with Rotary. Larry writes love letters daily for the people who order flowers, kind of a Cyrano de San Francisco.