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


Christmas l936 Barrett family arrive Stradone road, Bala Cynwyd Pennsylvania.#44 p 9 {S} {J}
Commander John B. Barrett and his wife, with John B., Jr., in November or December 1936. Kitchen in new home Stradone Road, Bala Cynwyd. When John was learning to talk, he would say "Although she ba..." in imitation of a Navy song Jack sang,"She was just a sailor's sweetheart But she loved her sailor lad Though he left her broken-hearted He was all she ever had But she still believes in sailors, And she's TRUE to the Red, White, and Blue, And Although She's Barred From the Navy Yard, She Loves her sailor boy - positively." Composer and lyricist are unknown. Melody is sophisticated with a modulation from C major to G major and back and a melodic "sequence" in the seventh line.
Subject: Barrett family arrive in Bala Cynwyd Penna.
Year: 1936fam.groupCynwyd