January 6, 1964
I really started the year off wrong! Was late to school on the first day back. Told my history teacher I lost my term paper in the Baldwin Hills Flood. He’s giving me two weeks to do it. Told him I’d have my book report tomorrow. ( Haven’t even read a book.) I told everyone Howard was in jail. Was glad to be back in school. Can’t understand why Vicki is being so friendly. Guess it’s because everyone hates her and she’s trying to tag around with someone. Crossed out all Howard’s names I wrote. I wish Fred would call. I don’t think I like anyone special right now. I’m just so mixed up…I’m doing terrible in school and I’m just not happy with my life. Working on Daddy for a phone, record player, and a bulletin board. Went with Lauri to Carol’s so Dave could help us with our book reports. He never came home. All we did was talk about how terrible boy are and sex.
Side note: After losing my grandmother the year before and the overall sadness of Kennedy’s death all around me… I was lost in a sea of grief…hoping the perfect boyfriend would solve all my problems.
Sharrie Williams is a direct descendant of the Maybelline Family and the author of The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It. Visit her Maybelline Story Blog at http://www.maybellinebook.com/ Read Sharrie Williams interview in Viva Glam Magazine