Kirtland florist retiring after 35 years

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Geri White prepares a bouquet of flowers for a customer on Aug. 12 in her Kirtland flower shop, Countryside Floral Cards & Gifts. White has sold her store and will be retiring after 35 years owning the business.

Geri White never planned on owning a flower shop.

A former secretary at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, White took over ownership of Countryside Floral, 10535 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland, for her brother in 1980. On Aug. 17, she�ll hand over ownership to Denise Pretnar Gorski, a former customer.

White, 76, has collected 35 years of memories in the floral business. She said she�ll miss the people she encountered the most. Working in Kirtland�s small community made it easy to develop relationships with loyal customers she�ll always remember.

�My good memories are just watching people grow up,� White said. �The young kids come in with their parents and some of them, I did their wedding. Then they bring their kids in and as they got older, I was doing the flowers for their homecoming and prom. I�ve been here long……………. continues on News-Herald.com

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Kirtland florist retiring after 35 years

News from News-Herald.com:

Duncan Scott/DScott@News-Herald.com
Geri White prepares a bouquet of flowers for a customer on Aug. 12 in her Kirtland flower shop, Countryside Floral Cards & Gifts. White has sold her store and will be retiring after 35 years owning the business.

Geri White never planned on owning a flower shop.

A former secretary at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, White took over ownership of Countryside Floral, 10535 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland, for her brother in 1980. On Aug. 17, she�ll hand over ownership to Denise Pretnar Gorski, a former customer.

White, 76, has collected 35 years of memories in the floral business. She said she�ll miss the people she encountered the most. Working in Kirtland�s small community made it easy to develop relationships with loyal customers she�ll always remember.

�My good memories are just watching people grow up,� White said. �The young kids come in with their parents and some of them, I did their wedding. Then they bring their kids in and as they got older, I was doing the flowers for their homecoming and prom. I�ve been here long……………. continues on News-Herald.com

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