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


p 92-1398 grandson of Janet Ikeda Shitabata on first birthday October 1999 Honolulu.
Janet Ikeda was a classmate of John Barrett jr in grades two through five at Thomas Jefferson School Waikiki. At present Janet spend a great deal of time looking after her daughter's son while his mother is working. I will check correspondence and add his full name ....Donovan. John Barrett had lunch with Janet in Honolulu in July, 1990 when he attended the ninetieth birthday celebration of his first grade teacher Mrs. Barbour [Celestine Silva]. At that time Janet was teaching math to hearing-impaired seventh and eighth grade pupils. She was an outstanding student- a champion at quick responses to arithmetic flash-card competitions and winner of spelling bees. She appears in February 14, 1946 fifth grade photo of Mrs. Davidson's class on web page 87 photo #1362, taken by Douglas Davidson. In 1990 classmate Joseph Kinoshita of Honolulu helped John Barrett locate Janet through her brother Walter Ikeda - both he and Joe are lawyers.
Subject: Donovan age one year {H}
Year: 1999