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


Sophie and Jack Barrett 2415 Ala Wai Boulevard with d'Aubert pets #61 p 8
Jack is wearing khaki uniform. PHOTO BY JOHN JUNIOR. DOG WICKIE AND CAT SAMURAI BELONGED TO NEIGHBORS MR. AND MRS. D'AUBERT (NANCY) of 2411 B Ala Wai Boulevard. Behind ornamnetal panax hedge lived Mr. and Mrs. James Needles, our neighbors for six years at 2421 Ala Wai.They had a spitz terrier "Teddy". In the early part of the war we used their bomb shelter, as they had a deep yard. They grew carrots and other vegetables in a victory garden on top of the bomb shelt, where we went in strict black out several times spring l942.Mr. Needles was a Morom andEdythe born in Wales a Christian Scientist. After the war they held Hawaiiian sty;e outdoor luaus.One of their tenants Margaret Gage Bronson was a l935 Mount Holyoke college graduate from Marlboro Massachusetts, married to an entomologist Harry Bronson.
Subject: on lawn with pets 24l5 Ala Wai Boulevard
Year: 1944