A Note to Peekskill Nurseries' Customers
It is with sooo much regret I must inform you that last week Gary Lundquist—Peekskill Nurseries' owner—passed away. His death was very sudden and very unexpected.
I don't know what lies in Peekskill Nurseries' future, however for now I've gone ahead and disabled the shopping cart so no new orders can come in. Customers who've placed recent orders have already been notified.
Gary was always very careful to take holidays into consideration when he planned our shipping schedules—we never wanted the plants to dry up and wilt while killing time trapped in a cold, dark box stuffed away in some warehouse for a long weekend—especially not because we'd been too careless to account for a holiday/no shipping day! Gary wanted each of his plants to look as good at your house as they did at his. It might not always have happened, but that is what he wanted.
IOW, if you have not received your order by now, you won't. If your credit card has not been charged, it won't—your order never progressed far enough in our system for that.
Gary was extremely proud of his plants, of the wonderful relationship he had with customers, and of the success Peekskill Nurseries blossom into over the years. I think you'll agree with me that he had every right to be proud—in every way, he was exceptional. To say that he will be missed is the understatement of this century, last century, and quite possible two or three future centuries.
In Gary's honor, I'd like to thank every single customer we've had the pleasure of working with, once or annually—for always having Peekskill Nurseries at the top of your Trusted Sellers list!
As I said recently to one of our newest customers, please make sure you take very good care of the Vinca, Pachysandra, Euonymus and/or Ivy you may have bought from Peekskill Nurseries—they're Gary's only living legacy. I know how thrilled he would have been to hear from you next year or the year after, when you contacted us as repeat customer and of course couldn't resist bragging to him about how fantastic they were looking, healthy and strong and lush in their new home now that they'd had time to grow and fill in a bit.
NOTE: I can be reached @ firstname.lastname@example.org for a little while longer if anyone needs me. Please give me a little time to respond—I don't check that email address as frequently as I used to.