Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos


Eilleen, Lily & Bess


p 22-169 Lane cousins from Mollie Barrett album


Sphinx, Egypt- JackBarrett photo l932 #170 p 22 P-R-E-S-I-D-E-N-T P-I-E-R-C-E


side-rear view Sphinx- traditionally interpreted as an Egyptian king, butsome archaeologists have suggested a greater age than pyramids. Sphinx was a symbol ofMount Holyoke Classof l923 and subject of a class song by Marion Nosser, archaeologst born Turkey, reisdentBrooklyn recent years - musiuc by classmate Ruth King Dunne.Sophie often sang this song in Waikiki l940's.


Sphinx unusual back view January l932 Jack Barrett photo from west-north-west #171 p 22


Some minority archaeologists have recently sugested Sphinx may be much older than pyramids -buried in sand - evidence may be reinterpreted. SKY and TELESCOPE" magaine March 2001 reports Sphinx faces directly east. Alignment probably has astronomical and seasonal significance, as sun would appear directly in front of the eyes on day of Vernal equinox. Egyptians at date of consruction did not use the familiar Babylonian-Greek constellations. Majority view assumes Sphinx dates from around 2000-2500 BC, but some scholars suggest it is much older. It was covered with sand for many centuries.


Vicinity of Sphinx Egypt Jan l932 Jack Barrett photo


#172 p 22 view from west-north-west. The Sphinx faces east.


Mollie Barrett traveling NY orWashington DC about l920


p 22 #173


On road to Kailua, June 1925


#174 p 22 M-A-R-B-L-E-H-E-A-D Pali Road


Lahaina, Island of Maui, Territory of Hawaii, June 1925


Photo taken by John's father. #175 p 22 M-A-R-B-L-E-H-E-A-D


Jack Barrett's amaryllis and begonia 96l5 Shore Road,Brooklyn B-R-O-O-K-L-Y-N


Jack Barrett was an enthusiastic gardener and took thesephotos with his l927 Voightlander camera at 96l5 Shore road Brooklyn l940 or l941. He grew anemones, ranunculus, avocados from the stone, but had no luck with freesias. #176 p 22