Thank you all for the help!
My BIL passed away near the end of Feb. My H was able to make one trip there the day this happened & do some things; his other brother was already there. Then we all went for the funeral & several days surrounding it. That is other sibs, nieces etc & spouses.
Some of us stayed at the Country Inn & Suites next to the highway. The staff was wonderful to us when they realized what we were there for and they were pretty nice before they found that out, too. The manager sent up a tray of snack things & water bottles one afternoon!
My husband was able to make up a fruit/chocolate basket on his own with some help from staff in one of the supermarkets, and he brought it to the home of my BIL's friends who had done much to help the family.
I want to thank the wonderful people of Midland; everyone we met or had any business with was so very kind and helpful with everything, and that was without knowing what the situation was, too. If they knew (such as the florist) they were even more so.
I didn't even see that one unpleasant reply; hadn't gone back to my post on this page is quite a while.
Thank you once again, tripadvisor people, and especially thank you to Midland's greatest assets, its wonderful citizens.