|Rosa 'The Shropshire Lad' 3 November 2022|
My memory is good, almost exceptional, but in a random way. I remember that I was 9 years old, it was 1951 and going to the American Grammar School in Belgrano R in Buenos Aires when I heard a statement, I thought it was a joke but it was an intelligent one.
Our teacher Miss Zimmerman asked us, “What is black and white and red (we heard red not knowing she meant read) all over?” The startling answer for me was, “A newspaper.”
Today in what may be the last of my roses for the year, I spotted these two (and a bud) of the English Rose, Rosa ‘The Shropshire Lad” so I concocted the scan to illustrate that joke I heard so many years ago.