Hair elastics binding flowers in a vase. A clear hair elastic binds blooms together for a better arrangement in a wide-mouth vase. Stretch the elastic around the stems, then let the flowers fall naturally.
I have heard my mother in law quote this so many times. She quoted it to my husband the day of his dad's funeral. The only difference is she says "and when he is old he will not part from it". I love this encouraging verse.