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


Joan Rooney visits the Barretts upstairs Apartment 2A 96l5 Shore Road, Brooklyn (Jack Barrett photo) #59 p 8
On the right A carved wooden Chinese chow bench is visible.On living room wall are two photos of Algiers from Jack Barrett's visit December l924 on shakedown cruise of light cruiser MARBLEHEAD then "the fastest ship in the Navy."A Chinese Checker board is visible on rug. Joans family lived on first floor of apartments near Narrows in southwest Brooklyn. We saw her father George in l958 after attending the wedding of Dr. David and Joan Geetter.Joan's mother fixed our lunch the day we left for Hawaii around June 30, l94l. She passed away during World War II, and George Rooney eventually remarried.
Subject: Joan Rooney, Christmas l940 Jack Barrett photo
Year: 1940