While growing up in a post-World War II English village, Vivienne Worthington believed she lived in the most wonderful place on Earth—on a street named for the family of the queen. She spent her days taking her dolly on a walk in her pram, marveling at the wonders of the newest invention, the icebox, and adoring her grandparents who were her primary caregivers. But when she was just six years old, Vivienne's idyllic life was uprooted when she was summoned to America to live with her parents: Robert Grilliot, an American airman, was being transferred from Patrick Air Force Base in Florida to Ball State Teacher's College in Muncie Indiana to teach ROTC, and her mother decided it was time that Vivienne join them.
In a fascinating retelling of her life, Vivienne shares insight into her personal experiences as she transformed into a child of the world who resided in England, France, and America during the fifties and sixties. While detailing the traumatic death of her younger brother (Eisenhower's biggest fan), the tumultuous years encompassing both desegregation in Mississippi and the Cuban Missile Crisis, and other significant moments in her journey, Vivienne celebrates military children and families while providing a rare glimpse into a world populated by the men, women, and children who live to serve.
The Girl From Number 7, Windsor Avenue is the humorous and poignant account of an English-American girl growing up as an air force brat in a post-World War II world.