A History of Aangela’s Florist
“The Florist was named by a lady that owned it for one year and her name was not Aangela. She named the shop Aangela’s Florist with a double ‘a’ because she thought the Kogarah community was mainly going to grow to become a predominantly Greek community and the double ‘a’ was good for the phone book.”
“I found this information out about 7 years ago when a lady rang to order flowers and explained that she used to own the store. She was the original owner and after she sold it the next lady to own it, Marie Jerome, who had the store from 1978 til 1999.”
“Aangela’s Florist started in another street. I think it was Montgomery Street. Marie Jerome kept that shop vacant for 10 years while she still had the shop at Railway Parade. She smoked those long cigarettes, people thought she was smoking cigars in the store.”
When Megan went for a job with Aangela’s Florist in 1988 she had just come off a cruise ship.
“In my previous work experience where I had been in the florist for 7 years I had mainly watched, not participated. I had not been allowed to touch anything in the store by the florist for whom I worked. I could really only do a nice round basket.”
“I went for an interview at Aangela’s Florist and made a basket as the owner went out the back. I asked one of the ladies who worked there if it looked ok? She quickly changed and modified it with a few flowers. The boss came out and exclaimed “oh that looks lovely, you’ve got the job!” The lady’s name was Narelle Woods who helped me and she worked there for quite some time with Marie, the previous owner.”
“After I worked there for years I bought Aangela’s Florist on 1 October 1999!”
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