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


Sophie Barrett and John with canary 2415 Ala Wai Boulevard Waikiki p38-937
Sophie's dress was bright red, and the flower pattern blends in with gailliardias growing in Jack's garden in front of home at 2415 Ala Wai Boulevard, Waikiki. The Barretts had two cancaries in 1942- the first was found flying around probably released or escaped from cultivation. It was named "Nice Tweet" but it became ill and was replaced by "Tweetsy-Weetsy" - a gift from Mrs. Distelli, who lived about five houses west on Ala Wai Boulevard and frequently did housecleaning for Sophie and brought native fruits -= mangoes and papayas. This photo was taken by a visiting young sailor or Marine possibly Warren Griffith a native of Brooklyn, New York. ...[1929]So my sister in Hartford knew I was married,but very few of my friends in New York knew of the marriage except Anne and Ivan and Mr.Lyons. People asked me for dates - I declined to date Jack's law school classmate Joe Brill,- but a youing dentist persuaded me to have Thanksgiving dinner 1929 at his mother's home. The lady took a liking to me and tried to promote a romance, so I cut back on accepting social invitations--
Subject: Sophie, John, canary +flowers{S}{H}
Year: 1942