In Reply to: Roses in December posted by Sandra on May 13, 2010 at 19:09:
: I wish to respond to a question regarding the origin of the phrase "Roses in December." I hope this is helpful. I have researched this phrase, because I used it as the title of my book. The phrase did not originate with James Barrie (as someone suggested on your site). Rather, James Barrie was quoting from a poem by G.A. Studdert-Kennedy:
: "God gave His children memory
: That in life's garden there might be
: June roses in December."
[Interesting if true. Here's some more on Studdert Kennedy, known as 'Woodbine Willie' - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Anketell_Studdert_Kennedy. - Baceseras.]