The bridesmaids' eight bouquets of white lilac
and lilies-of-the-valley had been sent in due time, as well as the gold and sapphire sleeve-links of the eight ushers and the best man's cat's-eye scarf-pin; Archer had sat up half the night trying to vary the wording of his thanks for the last batch of presents from men friends and ex-lady-loves; the fees for the Bishop and the Rector were safely in the pocket of his best man; his own luggage was already at Mrs.
Compare this novel to the harsher Carolyn Meyer's White Lilacs
(Harcourt, 1993/VOYA December 1993).
The bride carried a bouquet of white parrot tulips, Caramel Antike garden roses, white lilacs
, and blue muscari tied with an heirloom handkerchief from the groom's family and fastened with a special piece of jewelry from the bride's paternal grandmother.
All those different conversations, and white lilacs
, that first
Another time, Seagram's, the liquor company, requested white lilacs
from the Antelope Valley for a wedding in the San Francisco Bay area.
Family members who have succeeded can inspire students, such as Rose Lee Jefferson, who dreams of being a teacher like her college-educated aunt in Carolyn Meyer's White Lilacs
In roadside gardens, tomatoes were already staked out, and clusters of purple and white lilacs
hung from bushes beside farmers' mail boxes.