L. McGuire, owner of McGuire's Florist, and Sara Belle Little McGuire, who worked with her husband, Geraldine Agnes McGuire was born and raised in Pikesville.
She was a 1936 graduate of Franklin High School, and graduated from Strayer's Business College in 1938. In the late 1930s, she began working in her father's floral business, which had been established in 1919 at Hooks Lane and Reisterstown Road. The business included two homes and 13 greenhouses.
In the late 1930s she met and fell in love with George "Jerry" Schwesinger, who worked with his father, who owned Castleon Dairy, a drive-in ice cream dairy business at Reisterstown Road and Mount Wilson Lane. They married in 1940.
After their marriage, they went to work for McGuire's Florist and owned and operated the business until its closing in 1973, when the property was sold to a developer.
In 1974, not ready to retire, the couple took a part-time jobs at Pikesville Garden Center, which was owned by Paula Silberman, Frank Silberman and Dee Silberman.
She retired in 2002.
"They were known for their striking floral arrangements that were seen at many Baltimore affairs, Including the Preakness," said her daughter, Patricia A. Clark, who lives in the Fieldstone neighborhood of Randallstown. "They just loved floral work, and I think it kept them young."
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