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

 

908.
Classic Library,Roxbury Latin School w. Dr. Van Courtlandt Elliott p 35-908

 

from l953 Roxbury Latin Year Book - senior Greek class of five- left to right Gordon Martin , Peter Banks, James Sullivan, Dr. Elliott, Clifford Ronan, John Barrett. John Barrett won George Emerson Lowell Greek and Latin scholarship at Harvard. Clifford Ronan won Amherst Greek scholarship as did William Crook in l951, Ross Holloway l952, John Sweeny l954,Jim Rooney in l956 and many other students of Dr. Elliott, whose wife Kathleen taught Latin at Radcliffe college and became a dean there.#908 p 35 -Greek and Latin teaching materials parts I & 3 begun Oct. 1998 revised : Latin and clasic Greek teaching materials Some friends here in Port Angeles may be learning some Latin and classic Greek with me.Some materials are available in libraries, but I probably will develop some of my own materials to use. Here is a beginning: Anyone who would like to help me with this project - perhaps something marketable will develop; Latin verbs have indicative,subjunctive, and imperative moods- Greek also has an optative mood used in conditional clauses.Latin verbs are conjugated with active and passive forms- Greek also has a middle voice, whose meaning is often idiomatic or reflexive. Latin verbs have six tenses,present, imperfect, future, perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect.Greek also has an aorist tense- some verbs have first and second aorist forms with shades of usage and meaning. Both Greek and Latin nouns and prounouns are declined with nominative, genetive, dative and accusative cases, and Latin has several additional cases - the ablative is used for agency with the preposition a- or ab and without a perposition for the very common ablative of means and in various other uses such as place whence. Latin also has vocative and locative cases. Greek and Latin descend from an IndoEuropean group of languages. Latin equus and Greek hippos both mean "horse", but the stem consonant becomes "pi" in Greek and "q" in Latin. The Latin alphabet is close to English but does not use k,w, j, y, z except in foreign words. The name Julius was originally Iulius - with a vowel sound. In classical Latin the letter "v" is pronouned "w" though Lawyers "anglicize" pronunciation,as in "inter vivos" gift. Catholic church Latin especially in music gives "c" a "ch" sound. The Greek alphabet has twenty-four letters whose names are alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, theta, iota, KAPPA, LAMBDA, mu, nu, xi,omicron (short o), pi, rho, sigma, tau, upsilon, phi, khi, psi, omega(long o). The sound "h" is obtained by a symbol called the aspirate,which looks like a backwards comma written above the first vowel or diphthong of a word. The head of the aspirate sign is at the upper left.Other vowels are smooth, with a mark in the reverse direction,the head of the "comma" to the right above the vowels.Since word processors do not have Greek symbols, I am using these signs for the Greek letters in alphabetical order: ABGDEZH(eta, long 'e'sound)#(theta), IKLMNXOPRSTUF(phi)C(khi)ps(psi)W(long O,omega).I use * for the aspirate symbol ( the h sound) and ' for the smooth-breating silent symbol over initial vowels of Greek words.Adjectives have masculine, feminine, and neuter forms, agreeing with substantive words they modify.Latin verbs have four principal parts - the first person singular present active form,the present active infinitive,the first person singular perfect active form,and for transitive verbs the compound tense of the perfect passive, with the perfect passive participle (masculine singular form) and the first person singular form of the auxiliary verb to be (sum- I am). The Latin verb to be is "sum, esse, fui, futurus" an intransitive verb, where the future active participle "futurus"replaces the non-existent perfect passive participle as the fourth "principal part" of the verb. Most Latin verbs form their "principal parts" by regular rules in four conjugations. There is a stem verb in each conjugation A in the first conjugation as the verb "to carry" - porto, portare, portavi, portatus sum - E in the second conjugation as in the verb "to teach "doceo, docere, docui, doctus" or "habeo, habere" "to have".-either e or i in the large third conjugation as cedo, cedere "move, retreat, yield' with irregular perfect tense cessi- and i-stems like capio - "to take." The small fourth conjugation has I as the stem verb like "venio,venire, veni, venturus", "to come" - intransitive, where the future active participle becomes the fourth principal part. Three perfect active forms worth learning occur in Julius Caesar's famous account of his campaign in Gaul, "Veni, vidi, vici" - "I came, I saw, I conquered." Greek is a very ancient language -Homer and other early writers show traces of several different dialects, including Ionian, Achaeian, Dorian and others. In the fifth and fourth centuries before Christ the Athenian dialect became standard through writers like Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, and was spread over a wide empire by Alexander around 335 B.C. This led to a dialect called the "koine" or common for centuries over wide areas including Alexandria,where the Old Testament was translated into the Septuagint, and influenced the Greek of the New Testament, which particularly interests several persons who will be working with me. The Gospel of Mark shows signs that its source was in the Semitic dialect Aramaic-Matthew and Luke learned Greek as adults, whereas the Apostles Paul and John had longer exposure to Greek language and literature.Latin also went though many periods, but the golden age was around 60 BC-14 AD, the epoch of Cicero, Julius Caesar and his nephew Augustus. Virgil,Horace, Tacticus, Seneca,Pliny come a little later, but in the first century AD. Plutarch, Jerome, Augustine are important later writers and the law code of emperor Justinian.Plutarch early second century AD actually wrote his parallel lives of distinguished Greeks and Romans in Greek, but it had great influence in later Roman empire and mediaeval and early modern times - Shakespeare's plays "Julius Caesar" "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Coriolanus' follow Plutarch biographies closely - see multi volume "Shakespeare's Sources" edited by Geoffrey Bullough.Latin nouns are in five declensions - first declension words are usually feminine as "girl" Nominative-puella, Genitive puellae,Dative puellae, Accusative puellam,Ablative -puella (with long -a- sound on final letter-, plural -N-puellae, -G-puellarum, -D-puellis -Acc-puellas,-Ab- puellis.Some foreign masculine words are declined by first declination rules -ncluding two words from Greek - "nauta"_ sailor and "agricola" farmer. Second declension words may be masculine or neuter; neuter words have the nominative and accusative cases endings the same:"Horse" is masculine equus, equi, equo, equum,,equo & plural equi, equorum, equis, equos, equis. Town is neuter: oppidum, oppidi, oppido, oppidum, oppido and plural oppida, oppidorum, oppidis,oppida, oppidis(sequence is always nominative, gentive, dative, accusative ablative.The third declension often shows variation in the nomiative singular-without considering all examples, one third declension noun is the feminine urbs, urbis,urbi (long i) urbem, urbe- prural urbes, urbum, urbibus, urbes, urbibus - actually I had better check this one.It may be irregular. One example of a phrase is the pope's Christmas message "urbi et orbi" - to the city and to the world (dative caSE). ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY - I shall try these materials out with students here and welcome corrections and ideas via E mail correspondents. Some legal Latin -habeas corpus - (subjunctive - "you should have the body (here)"(produce prisoner in court) "Res ipsa loquitur" the thing speaks for itself - loquor is a deponent verb - passive form with active meaning- "Sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas'-So use you own (property) that you do not damage another's (property). Trespass "vi et armis" literally "by force and arms" a figure of speech called "hendiadys' (Greek one through two) usually TRANSLATED "BY FORCE OF ARMS"- OR TRESPASS "quare clausum fregit" by what justification he (one) broke into an enclosed property. A famous mediaeval statute on land law and equity is entitled "Quia emptores""Because purchasers (are defrauded;).." "Festina lente" - make haste slowly- more to come Part 3 below - bonus -a -um good melior melius better optimus -a -um best adverb bene well Adeste fideles laete triumphantes Venite venite in Bethlehem Natum videte regem angelorum Venite adoremus (hortatory subjunctive "let us adore" dominum Pater noster qui es in caelis Adveniat regum tumm Fiat voluntas tuum in terra sicut in caelis. Dona nobis hodie panum cotidianum. Typical Homeric epithet: Rhododactylos 'Eos -"rosy-fingered Dawn" Kal'*EMERA good day KAL *ESPERA good evening Kuwn dog(source of word cynic) Important irregular verb to carry fero oiso HNEGKA 'ENHNOCA enHGMAI 'eNHG#HN Greek - related to Latin ferro, ferre, tuli, latus. Latin Verbum sapienti satis est A word to the wise is sufficient Latin volo velle, volui - to wish negative nolo -do not wish as in legal plea "nolo contendere." Possum posse compond of "sum" to be able facio make porto carry amo love capio take sustuli undertake paene almost - root of "peninsula" Adverbs often end in "iter" - Fortiter in modo, suaviter in rem" Gerund is verbal noun with accusative and ablative case as mirabile dictu - wondrous to tell.Gerundive is FUTURE PASSIVE PARTICIPLE often with implication of purpose, as in Aeneid the Trojans go to Italy "ad urbem constituendam" - not only to Rome accusative of place whither but "for the purpose of founding the city (Rome)" literally to the city, "to-be-founded". ND is the sign of the gerund and gerundive, added to the fourth principal part of Latin verbs. Cato"Cartago est delenda"- 'Carthage must be destroyed.'Indirect discourse is widely used by classic Latin authors, with the main verb of quoted material expressed by an infinitive, and subjunctives for the suordinate clauses.The rules of indirect discourse are very important for those who wish to master speaking or writing in good Latin for academic purposes.Scientific nomenclature of plants was developed from the Latin style of the encyclopedist Pliny in AD l753 by the Swedish taxonomist Linnaeus- the genus is Capitalized, and the species beins with a small letter in the binomial nomenclature begun by Linnaeus.


 

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Senior class l953- all fifteen members in Roxbury Latin classroom upstairs 35-909 (R)

 

Seating plan was alphabetical, with random walk of some students to windows and radiators for purpose of photography for year book. Cary Potter was class master l952-l953 Class I and had the same group as Fourth Classmen l949-l950. Front row of desks from left:Jack Banton, Herb Cronin,Peter Banks, John Barrett- second row Paul Kavanaugh,Bob Macdonald, Ed Galvin, Gordon Martin,third row Cliff Ronan, James Sullivan,Robert McLAughlin, Paul Wheeler, on raditors and window ledges Joseph Bonarrigo, James Haddow, Randall Hare.School was three blocks from Barrett home. Many students were neighbors #909 p 35- One of the most important concepts to develop for translating Latin is INDIRECT DISCOURE, as when in English we say, "He said that...." The main verb of the indirect statement is a Latin INFINITIVE, and the subordinate clauses are in SUBJUNCTIVE mood. The conjunction "CUM" often takes the subjunctive introducing clauses that say 'when' or 'where." Do not confuse this word with the Latin preposition "CUM" which means 'with' AND forms the prefix 'con-' or 'com-' and makes a verb that takes dative case."Ut" is another important Conjuction that often introduces a subjunctive clause. Example "Accidit ut ...." [It happened that .... subjunctive].A phrase worth learning is "non solum ... sed etiam" "not only ...but also" Solum s neuter form of adjective Solus -a -um - adverb 'etiam' is compound of "et" and "iam". Cum ...tum is another conjunctive phrase. A famous line from Second book of AENEID is "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes." Danaos accusative plural is a Latin name for Greeks, who encountered prejudice in traditional old Romans. There are three verbs meaning to fear -timeo {respect] vereor, metuo. Metuo is less common - sometimes implies religious reverence. Timeo implies 'don't underestimate you enemy.' 'Ferentes' is present active participle of the important verb fero, ferre, tuli, latus, meaning 'bear' or 'carry.' It is accusative plural and modifies the direct object Danaos----"I fear the Greeks even though they bear gifts" [spoken by Laoocoon the Trojan] What part of the verb is "ADDENDUM" - which has become an English word?? It means 'it must be added' - why 'must'? That is a HINT about the first question. do you remember the answer? 'Verbum sapienti sat'is a line from an Early latin comic play. It is a shortening of 'Verbum sapienti satis est." 'Verbum' neuter means wise - SUBJECT. 'Sapienti' is present participle in dative singular masculine form.Adverb 'satis' means enough, sufficient, The translation is the old maxim "A word to the wise is sufficent." j....s mother has sarcoidosis and fibromyalgia. I find there are Internet websites on these conditions, but many of the better items about these conditions do not come in on the Library computers. Can you find Computers that can access these? She also has a kidney condition because of which she has been advised to curtail calcium. On the other hand researchers at OregonState claim that the relation of calcium to sodium is a major factor in high blood pressure, that is likely to occur when sodium is high and calcium, potassium, magnesium are low. Calcium is very important against osteoporosis - and Vitamin d is a factor. So it may be very important that Mrs. Turner {Brian's mother] get the right level of calcium - not too much not too little. I am wondering how we might get more infomrmation so we can ask her doctors the right questions. It could be important. Try seningme an E mail to make sure you have my address. You can let me know if you have Latin or other study problems. If I should be sick or there should be bad weather or bus troubles, I might sometimes send information from Port Angeles library.Look at Horace Odes, Caesar Gallic Wars, Vergil Aeneid on www.perseus.tufts.edu --there is a great variety of material and Greek too


 

910.
Roxbury Latin lunch room l953 p 35-910

 

visible left to right seniors John Barrett,Joseph Bonarrigo, Edward Galvin, Robert McLaughlin,RobertMacdonald, James Sullivan- Macdonald lived nearby in Dedham, but the rest lived in West Roxbury less than half a mile from Barrett family corner Emmonsdale and Rustic Roads.- I also have been reading a 1975 biography of the "great lexicographer" Samuel Johnson 1709-1984 by recently deceased Harvard English professor W. Jackson "Jack" Bate , whom I knew slightly years ago.Johnson's early education emphasized Latin very heavily as was then the custom in England. He was a remarkable translator. In the book I ran across the phrase from Horace PRAEMONITUM est PRAEMUNITUM - "forewarned is forewarmed." MONEO, MONERE, MONUI MONITUS is second declension with long E as stem vowel. MUNIO, MUNIRE. MUNIVI, MUNITUS is fourth conjugation with stem vowel I. Figure out from which of these are derived 'admonition' and 'munitions'. PRAE- is one of the prefixes that takes the dative case in the object. Basic meanings of MONEO and MUNIO are 'warn' and 'arm.' --Horace Odes 1- 11 Tu ne quaesieris scire nefas quem mihi quem tibi finem di dederint. Leuconoe nec Babylonios temptaris numeros. Ut melius, quidquid erit,pati seu plaris hiemes seu tribuit Iuppiter ultimum.Quae nunc oppositis debilitat pumicibus mare Tyrrhenum.sapias vina liques et spatie brevi spem longam reseces.dum loquimur fugerit invida aetas.Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero. Carpe diem - Horace's most famous line "seize the day." Another famous line "Dum loquimur" = "even as we speak" - loquor, loqui is a deponent verb - conjugated in passive form - meaning to speak = root of words like 'eloquent" 'elocution' 'loquacious'


 

911.
August l909 postcard from Bari, Italy Revenue Cutter School cadet Jack Barrett to half-sister Katie.#911 p 35

 

"Adressed to Miss Katie Barrett, 640 East Seventh Street, South Boston, Massachusetts-August 6,l909 Hope You are all ok. Came here August 4 to coal. This is the ll9th anniversary of the USRCS (United States Revenue Cutter Service), you know. Yours fondly, Jack Barrett A lost (stolen) postcard showed Messina Sicily with great damage from the December 1908 earthquake. The Revenue Cutter schoolship ITASCA passed through the straits of Messina seven months later July 1909 as described by Jack Barrett and his friends, Coast Guard Admirals Wilfred Derby and Zeusler.Anyone who can find a replacement of these earthquake photos, please tell me.The cadets visited the ruins. The Straits of Messina were the scene of the twin hazards of Scylla and Charybdis in Homer's Odyssey.Jack and Sophie Barrett passed through the Straits of Messina early l932 on PRESIDENT PIERCE en route from Cairo to Naples.


 

912.
Madeira Islands 1909 Costa do Norte - north coast p 35-912

 

from Revenue Cutter School Itasca cruises l909-l9l0-l9ll. Several cadets vaisited the Barrett family at 640 East Seventh Street South Boston, where Jack's half=brother Bill born l895 and half-sisters Mollie Feb. 11, l898 and Katie born l899 or l900 were growing up.---E mail August 21, 2001--"I REMEMBER POSTCARDS of MESSINA earthquake Sicily Decemer, 1908...[to] Gregg Patruno - I was very much interested in your Internet materials on the great December 1908 earthquake in Messina, Sicily. My father visited Messina a few months later in July or August 1909, as a cadet aboard the United States REVENUE CUTTER SCHOOL training ship ITASCA, and he collected at least one and I think several postcards showing the devastation in the city. The school became the present Coast Guard Academy, moving 1910 from Arundel Cove, South Baltimore MD to Fort Trumbull CT, south of New London and about 1932 to the present location north of New London on the Thames River. In 1909 under Captain J.E. Reinburg, the ITASCA had an unusually long cruise, leaving Arundel Cove about May 24, going through Newport News,Virginia, Azores islands, Lisbon Portugal, Gibraltar, Valencia, Spain, Villefranche and possibly Marseilles France, Genoa Italy, Naples, Messina, Bari for coal about August 3, Trieste still Austrian at that date, the Corinth canal, Phalerum-Athens and return via Malta, - I think Tangier coming or going - Azores again, and in September participation in a Hudson-Fulton anniversary celebration at various Hudson River points, I think incuding Tompkinsville and West Point. Unfortunately the postcard or probably postcards of Messina after the earthquake disappeared in 1993 thefts at my former home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. However, I thought you might be interested to know that postcard scenes were made not long after the event, and that my father and other cadets purchased them during their visit. You might be able to find copies from museums or private sources in Messina or Italy or elsewhere. I was looking on the Internet for views of Messina after the earthquake, and I see you have one from a collection at Berkeley, but I think others existed and might turn up. In Massachusetts, I had several acquaintances from Messina and nearby. In South Boston there was a family of nine named Pistorino who were very good friends of my late aunt Mollie [Mary] Barrett. I have a website http://www.ccilink.com/barrett with a memoir "RED HEADED STEPCHILD" by my mother and myself and currently about 550 photos, with a search-engine by years at bottom of web-pages. There is a good deal of material from the Revenue Cutter School cruises 1909-10-11, though the Messina postcards are lost. There are also two 1963 photos of my aunt traveling to Rome and Europe with her friends the Pistorinos, whose father's family were from Messina, and whose mother was a Daly of count Cork, Ireland ancestry. In West Roxbury Massachusetts my father knew a fruit grocer Larry Espiritu-Santu whose family were from the Lipari Islands, and our barber Frank d"Agostino knew a good deal about the Italian Garda Costa. He and my father enjoyed growing tomatoes. I think post card views of the Messina earthquake are probably still in existence. Best wishes- John B. Barrett 113 West Third ST., Port Angeles WA 98362-2824


 

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Jack Barrett postcard to stepmother from Bari Italy August 6, l909 #913 p 35

 

"This place is on the Adriatic Sea north of Brindisi. hope you are all o.k."Postcard from Revenue Cutter Service cadet John Berchmans Barrett to his stepmother Mary Lane Barrett August 4, l909 from Bari Italy showing Piazza Conte Cavour, named for Genoa=Piedmont diplomat who achieved Italian reunification l859. Jack Barrett discussed the stop of the ITASCA for coal at Bari on south east coast of Italy the night of the Cuban missle crisis October l962 when the Barrett family visited Bob Leet Harvard l957 and his wife Helena Pellegrini in Albany New York and learned Helena's family were from Bari, Italy. John Barrett decided to get out of Boston before Kennedy and Khrushchev started exchanging nuclear missles. History indicated the concern was not frivolous as the superpowers never came closer to nuclear war than that night, as sons of Krushchev and Anastas Mikoyan have agreed.One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day.(9)


 

914.
MARBLEHEAD Naval officers at Melbourne late July l925-Jack Barrett? }m{J}

 

#914 p 35 This published photo of a group of U.S. Naval officers visiting Melbourne, Victoria province, Australia 1915 appeared in an Australian journal - they were embarking on a railroad tour on the "Reso" train to Bendigo and Ballararat. The center figure may be Jack Barrett but I am not absolutely certain.//: [Peter Nathan e mail:] Re: Edwin G. Boring- China 1931 John: I read Boring's "History of Experimental Psychology: in graduate school. I also read his more general history of psychology as both an undergraduate and a graduate student. I had no idea you were so interested in things psychological. I took very few courses in psychology during my undergraduate days. For example, I didn't take Skinner's Nat. Sci. 114, something I greatly regret. Although I did take Robert White's abnormal psychology, I took nothing from Bruner,Miller, Stevens, or any of the other luminaries there at the time. My major was a much softer social relations, which was probably a mistake. I did take Kluckhohn and Murray's Gen. Ed. course, as you note, and that was a great experience. I was also able to do my honors thesis with Murray, and that was wonderful. My best courses, though, were in English, where I had close to the equivalent of another major.I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, John. Peter At 03:15 PM 12/15/98 -0800, you wrote:Peter- Does youe library have the Edwin Boring "History of Experimental Psychology"? He placed greatest emphasis on Fechner, Helmholz, and Wundt in the history of experimental psychology- and considered Wundt the most important for his creation of first experimental laboratory 1889, though William James started one at Harvard a year later. He reviewed Aristotle, phrenologists Gall and Spurzheim,"personal equation" of astronomers, in which it was discovered individuals recording data from telscopes have different reaction time and nerve transmission takes measurable time- Goethe was interested in color vision - Hering Cannon- Gestaltists I think the big three were Wertheimer, Kohler, Koffka - Boring teased behaviorists including B.F. Skinner by coining the phrase "the psychology of the empty organism" - Pavlov came into the story with the salivating dogs - stimulus and response. Have you met an "generalized normal human adults" recently? They seem to have become rare, but trained observers of mental phenomena were important in classical pscyhology. Boring was involved in studies of troop morale in world War I. I forget whether he was the one who stressed the loyalty of the individual to friends in a unit as one of thethings get keeps people going when things are really rough in the trenches. Boring talked of Binet* and commented "Intelligence is what intelligence tests test." I also took Social Psychology SocRel 117 sophomore year with Roger Brown,interested in Psychology of speech and language, and senior year I took Psych 148 Cognitive Process in Personality with Jermore Bruner and George Miller - they discussed on of the French researchers on child development-Piaget. I audited Raphael Demos Psychology 1b - Descartes-Spinoza-Hume-Kant-W. James "I think therefore I am - soul in pineal body -"Am I a man dreaming I am a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming I am a man?" - mind tabula rasa at birth - categorical imperatives - "What is matter?" "Never mind" - What is mind?" "No matter." I also junior year audited SocSci 4 with Clyde Kluckhohn and Henry Murray, which you took for credit. I remember Kluckhohn saying"the strong individuals get around society's rules" Many years later I sat next to Henry Murray at a Phi Beta Kappa dinner in Fogg courtyard. He turned the conversation to "gurus" On the whole mother found China an interesting experience and had some very good friends and collected fine furniture and dishes, whch she used until 1976 thefts -rugs and some other things survived till 1993.She was lonesome when my father was out at sea especially just after she arrived in November 1930. She had wonderful freinds including the Paul-Gertrude-Nathalie Rice family, Marine William W. Paca, Grace Liang and family, Army wives Mrs. Mendelssohn and Florence Hilldring, the Warrens and Danish Heningsons, Mr. Isemonger and daughter Tina, though she was cautious with him after her experience on the HENDERSON and Mrs. Moore at the Court Hotel - the Faison Jordons, Dr. Supan,the fur buyers who got her the coat, ChaplainWilliam Maguire on the Chefoo trip,the Ashleys at Shanghai when leaving on world tour and others. He did have somje sort of serious skin problem on her hands - whether fungus, allergy or whatever. She was underweight and had digestive upsets part of the time,and my father worried her about cholera and other oriental diseases but she was happy. She studied Emily Post - did some entertaining but got discouraged when one of the few women guests got drunk and avoided entertainment that served alcohol thereafter. Jim Ullyot has now set things up so I can put the memoir directly on the photo website http://ccilink.com/barrett - this happened yesterday ,and it is very important - at the moment there are three text entries and will soon be many more as I transfer over a hundred excerpts presently on E mail. I also typed an essay on my grandfather John Robert Barrett 1854-1942 - go to year 1854 on website to read this new material. Have you seen the 1911 Meranski family group of ten? If you are ever in Minneapolis look up Jim Ullyot Harvard 1962 through his company Creative Communications 3050 Metro Drive Suite 210 Bloomington MN55425. I sent a memoir excerpt this spring to Rick Stekel by E mail - got a brief answer - meant to reply further by regular mail, but at least he was on his feet in April - sorry if he was sick. More soon- John//I looked for Elaine Trehub's husband's name in my APA biographical directory, but he does not appear in it. Perhaps he was never a member of APA or perhaps he has resigned. The material your mother wrote Ms. Trehub is fascinating. I was particularly interested in her life with your father in China during the early 1930s in Tientsin, Shanghai, and Peking. She mentions inviting someone to visit their gunboat. Did she actually live with your father on a gunboat, was she quartered in a navy facility on shore, or did she and your father have to find a place together on their own on shore? I was also interested to see your reference to "my friend, Edwin Boring". I took Psych. 1 from him. We used his book (Boring, Langfeld, & Weld) and I found the course a bit dry. What was the nature of your friend with him? He is, of course, a seminal figure in modern-day psychology. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving, John. I found myself remembering Thanksgivings during our college days, when those of us from the provinces would be invited to local homes. During Thanksgiving of our freshman year,for example, Bill Hoppe and I were invited to the Talamo's home in Worcester.


 

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Sophie and Jack Barrett at Sultan's Gardens, Johore, Malaya l932 p 35-#915 (7){J}{S}

 

 


 

 

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