Laverne "Shorty" Raygor was my beloved grandpa. He and my grandma Mildred lived in what was once an old chicken coop, next to a nursing home. When a resident had a toothache but no dentist, which happened a lot, they were always effusively grateful when Shorty and his gentle pliers relieved them of their pain, and wore overalls every day. He could fish, hold a beer, smoke a cigar, and fall asleep simultaneously. Though he stood all of five-foot-four, Shorty had a big smile and an even bigger heart. He taught me that laughing till you cry is an essential daily practice.
The Shorty Garland is all about the little things that are actually the big things, like laughter and doing nothing much in the company of our loved ones. At Toodleoo, we hand-tie our garlands using natural, compostable twine. Like all acts of love, this is an absorbing, time-intensive devotion.
The freshly fragrant Shorty Garland features: Eucalyptus, for purity + Olive branches, for peace + Magnolia leaves, for reverence for nature + Incense Cedar leaves, for eternity + Bay Laurel leaves, for wisdom.
Pair the Shorty or Mildred Garland with any of our burial sprays to lushly drape a casket or gravesite. The Shorty Garland paired with The Most Eloquent Tulip Spray is ideal for cremated remains.
Please order six days prior to the funeral or memorial gathering, or any time if you would like to place a garland on a grave or mantelpiece in memory. To ensure your flowers arrive dewy-fresh, we ship overnight or 2nd Day Air through UPS.