Roseland Cottage

Penny and Auntie Jeff

Penny Drinkwater and her companion, Winifred Gwyn-Jeffreys, wrote a small book of verse about their lives during World War II. In The Story of Penny and Auntie Jeff, 1938–1941, they describe England during the Blitz, the difficult decision to come to America, and the start of their life at Roseland Cottage with Constance and Sylvia Holt.

“…And so the wind of fortune on us played
That we would live where Presidents  had stayed,…”