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


p 64 #1160 Sophie Barrett in rickshaw 1931 from negative
This is one of four extant photos of Sophie Barrett in human-drawn rickshaws from CHINAchapter 1931. I believe the background resembles another one marked "Chefoo" from when TULSA participated in Asiatic Fleet maneuvers late spring or early summer and Sophie stayed at Wineglass Boarding House, which Chaplain Maguire located for her when accomododations were scarce during fleet visit.These negatives and other photos were salvaged by John Barrett junior in packing July 1996 on moving from West Roxbury after huge 1993 thests in which ten thousand photos and many notebooks and letters disappeared. Mrs. Paul H. Rice (Gertrude) 523 South Hudson Avenue, Pasadena, California 91106 22 July l970 Dear Sophie, We would be glad to write to Bill Paca if you would send his address. You've never written if he is married. I thought he did marry many years ago. The things he wrote about Jack must have pleased you. It seems that somehow they should be woven into your book. I'm sure that Paul always looks to his command of the TULSA as one of his most happy commands. Strangely enough he had a command in every grade, beginning with Ensign. He had a great regard for the officers that served with him on "the TULSA," and there always seemed to be such a good relationship. I always thought the China duty the best thing the Navy had to offer, but of course we've never been in Europe. Nath has three children, two boys and a girl. Chris is 24, John is 20, and Erica 18. Nathalie is Mrs. J. V Hawley (Mrs. Vernon Hawley 333 Marion Avenue, Mill Valley CAlif 94941."
Subject: Sophie in rickshaw
Year: 1931rickshaw {9}{S}