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The Americans at Frenchay Hospital...
An American Red Cross Patient-Recreation worker with the 298th, Lois worked with Carol Pulcifer and Margaret McHugh, scrounging, supplying the craft shop, bringing paperback books, arranging ping-pong tournaments, billiards meets, movies, concerts, Sunday hostesses and other events for patients, to keep them happy and constructively occupied.
She was also one of the personnel to be married in Belgium, having met Malcolm Monroe of the 9th Air Force in Cherbourg, France, in July 1944. They were married in Alleur, Belgium, on 12 April 1945, the day that FDR died.
They lived in Ann Arbor after the war, where Mac went to Law School at the University of Michigan. Following graduation they moved to New York where he practiced law in NYC. They raised four children and got together frequently with the Dunworths and Congers who had children of similar ages and lived fairly near by.
Later, Lois resumed her first career of teaching speech and English, in the local high school. Widowed in 1982, she now lives in Andes, NY, where she paints, travels and enjoys keeping in touch with old friends.
Red Cross Unit at the Frenchay US Hospital
Left to right: Betty Humann, Catherine Caveny, Lois White, Evelyn Harwood & Carol Pulciver.
|The above photograph and text were included in a type-written booklet entitled "Frenchay Revisited 1942-1992"; and produced in 1992 by Lois White Monroe, American Red Cross, 298th General Hospital.