January 1, 1964, Wednesday
Today was a mess. My 8 year old sister Billee woke me up to watch the Rose Parade. I had the most horrible New Years Ever…..I had to stay home with my 3 and a half year old brother Preston, while Mommy and Daddy were in Palm Springs. I got drunk and than went to bed. Nana came over today and stayed a long time. I couldn’t get dressed until 3:00. Mom and Dad came home at 10:00 pm. As soon as they came home, we all started screaming at each other because my 14 year old sister Donna, got drunk at my 14 year old cousin Chuck’s, house and they both got sick. Now everybody is mad. I wish they didn’t come home. It was wonderful being alone.Growing up in the LA scene, was being a teenager in the fast lane.
Sharrie Williams is author of The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It.
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