A native of Minnesota, Herman Meinders founded American Floral Services in Oklahoma in 1970. When he sold the company, it had become the world's leading flowers-by-wire service and Herman's name was the most recognizable in the world of floral marketing. Herman and His wife, LaDonna, have contributed greatly to Oklahoma in the past two decades. With generous hearts, they have made certain that university students, Boy Scouts, and many other deserving groups have a brighter future. This is the story of the hard-working Minnesota farm boy who ended up in Oklahoma City by chance and entered the floral business in a most unusual way. He reported for his floral job with 20 cents in his pocket, a flat tire, and no jack. The rags-to-riches story is both humorous and unforgettable.