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


Mount Holyoke College snow scene South Hadley Mass.p32 -891
Mount Holyoke has an extremely beautiful rural campus, and most familiar landmarks were unchanged when Sophie returned for reunions in l978 and l983. Sophie, Jack, and John visited the campus in l968 also, though Sophie did not officially attend reunion.Freshman year Sophie was west of the main road in Pearsons Hall, near President Woolley's residence.Junior and Senior Years she was in centrally located Brigham Hall with Economics and Sociology Professor Amy Hewes and Miss Wheeler.As junior faculty,1923-4 Sophie had at her table sophomore Anna Mary Wells of class of l926 who became author of "Dear Preceptor" 1963 about Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Emily Dickenson and "Miss Marks and Miss Woolley" 1978 about Mount Holyoke College life.In recent years a beautiful outdoor theatre has been added where commencement and alumnae meetings are held each May.Students have polo, horse riding, and skiing and diverse outdoor activities. In Sophie's time field hockey and singing and outdoor festivals were popular.
Subject: snow at Mount holyoke south Hadley (8)
Year: 1920