Joan Patricia Schwitzer Ph.D.

1925 - 2009

Remembering Granny

When I was 7 my Aunty Laura bought me an autograph book. Granny wrote something in it, which I would like to share with you now.

It's a quote from Kipling's 'The Glory of the Garden' that she learnt at primary school and had never forgotten:

          " and such gardens are not made
          By singing - 'Oh how beautiful!'
          and sitting in the shade."

I think this sums up her view on life. She worked hard to make a beautiful garden, welcoming home, and happy family.

I will always remember my Gran as hardworking, fiercely independent, always active, and fun to be with.

And I hope the garden is beautiful where she is now.

Emma Anderson, September 2009