Emma was member of our theatre company and was a very funny
and loving person. The last time she was on stage, she was almost
80 years old. She died in 2004 from cancer. Soon after that,
her sister Franziska (Franzi) died. After the burial we talked
about Emma and Franzi and how they had once lost their names
in the orphanage, and we decided their names should survive them.
So we chose two waterlilies to name after them. Dieter
Bechthold gave me a red seedling (a sister to N.
'Eros') which we've named 'Emma Weiss' and I chose a white
seedling that we have kept unnamed for a few years to name 'Franziska
In the summer of 2006 Emma's
son baptized the two waterlilies in our pond. >