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For more than four decades, Robert Trapp has been the first name in flowers for Kansas City's society set (he designed a party in London for the late Princess Diana, hosted by then ambassador to the Court of St. James, KC's Charles Price) as well as anyone simply wanting to make a serious impression on a boss, a girlfriend or a funeral party. The floral department at his Main Street store, Trapp and Company, is now overseen by Betsy Ford, but Trapp keeps his hand in the designing. "When I first started in the business," he says, "I had a request for a funeral floral arrangement that looked like a telephone pole with wires that went to a telephone. And the flowers spelled out 'Jesus is calling. Calling today.' Never had another order quite like that." We never have that much on the line when we come here for flowers, but it's comforting to know that our florist can pretty much make anything.