Audrey and Milton’s home, 420 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, Rhode Island
“Aunt” Jeannie Campbell and her sister, Di Wicks
Audrey: I went to Spen and Bren’s house for the weekend. I go in and sit down in comfort. Julie now lives on Amanda Street with two other girls. Brenda takes medicine all the time, and she looks good, even though her stomach swells. We (Spen, Brenda and all) went to Doreen’s house for dinner. We had a lovely meal. David was puttering around his house. They have a three-sided room with half the wall being a TV. (When you kids were little) I had a big, old house. I didn’t know any better then. I didn’t feel put down at all. We had plenty of room and it was ﬁne. Aunt Jeannie (Jeannie Campbell)* next door was just like another mother to me. Aunt Jeannie was an angel in disguise. She took care of everybody. Her husband (or son I can not remember which) was killed in a train accident going to the First World Fair in New York. Franklin, her ﬁrst son, died. However, Aunt Di, Jeannie’s sister, was a pain in the neck. She had her mouth going. She was cross. She was always coming into the house with a broom.
*Aunt Jeannie was not a blood relative, but we all called her aunt because she was so great to all of us. Her name was Jeannie Campbell. Her husband was killed in a train accident returning from the World’s Fair in 1939, I believe.