Traditional Mother's Day Lobster Dinner Now Goes the Distance

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With the help of a web based lobster-delivery service, Henry Johnson is able to keep his 10-year-old Mother's Day lobster dinner tradition going, even though Mom's table is now 1,300 miles away.

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What could be a better surprise,” Johnson said. “Mom will be sitting at home, and the door bell will ring, and a box of live lobster will be delivered right to her door.

Every year for the last 10 years, Henry Johnson would take his mother out for a lobster dinner on Mother’s Day. But this year, Mom is retired and living 1300 miles away in Naples, Fla. Getting together on Mother’s Day was not going to be possible.

Johnson said he needed a way to keep the Mother’s Day lobster dinner tradition going.

So Johnson went online to see if he could find a seafood restaurant in Naples offering gift certificates. But knowing his mother, Lillian Johnson, was a lobster gourmet, he was not sure he could find a restaurant offering the jumbo lobster his mother preferred.

The web search for a lobster-dinner gift certificate delivered a surprising result, according to Johnson. His Google page yielded a Cape Cod, Massachusetts lobster delivery service that offered to send fresh, live Maine lobster overnight to Naples, Fla. And not just any lobster, but jumbo Maine lobster. The delivery service – Lobsters-Online.Com-- also offered freshly harvested steamer clams and oysters.

Johnson said he was “thrilled” with the idea of sending his seafood loving mother a box of live Maine lobster on Mother’s Day.

After a few minutes of shopping the web site, Johnson selected two four-pound lobsters, a bushel of steamers and the Lobster Trap Co. homemade style Lobster Bisque. The Lobsters-Online.Com service offered a satisfaction guarantee, which was important to Johnson.

“What could be a better surprise,” Johnson said. “Mom will be sitting at home, and the door bell will ring, and a box of live lobster will be delivered right to her door.”

Johnson said his mother is one of those Lobster aficionados who grew up in Maine, went to school in Boston and raised a family in Connecticut. His mother’s only complaint about Florida has been that it is difficult to obtain fresh New England lobster and shellfish locally.

“Mom knows how to cook and eat a lobster like a professional,” Johnson said. “She knows how to make lobster butter with the lobster roe and how to twist the small legs and flippers to get even the small meat out.”

Sending live Maine lobster on Mother’s Day will go a long way toward keeping their Mother’s Day lobster dinner tradition going, Johnson said.

Lobsters-Online.Com has been serving up Mother’s Day lobster gift boxes for more than a decade. Every lobster gift box includes only select-grade lobster fresh from the clean, crisp waters of New England. The lobsters are placed in boxes with special individual compartments to protect them in transit. The special box is placed inside a frozen-gel packed cooler and layered with wet seaweed. The package is then shipped FedEx overnight delivery to ensure the lobster arrives fresh, alive and healthy.

Lobster gift boxes may be ordered by 2:30 p.m. EST for next day delivery. Delivery is available Tuesday through Saturday.

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