Charles Rowley, the step-son of Beatrice Rowley (“R. H. Grenville”), has shared with us a number of letters and cards containing poetry written for the family by his step-mother. The author, at his request, has kindly given us permission to publish any of her poems that Charles has provided for us.

The undated poem below, “Man of the House,” is dedicated to F.E.R.: Frank Ernest Rowley. Here is a photo of Beatrice Rowley and her husband Frank, taken exactly 35 years ago, on 18 May (or was it Mar?) 1979.

Frank and Bea 18 March 1979

with a photo dated 18 Dec 1998 (but not good photo of BCR)