January 13, 1964 Monday Happy Day
Wore SAFFRON colors. An orange and white skirt and blouse with orange sweater I got for Christmas. Went to Culver High with Lanny. Marilyn came by my house to get me, but I’d already left. Felt bad, because it made her late to school. School was pretty good today. Everyone was happy, but real tired. I was extra friendly with Edna today. Was in a good mood and felt real popular. Stayed after school in shorthand with Sandy and Sheila. Drove home with Sandy and Edna. Lauri came by and we went shopping at Crenshaw Center. Didn’t get anything. Thought about Mommy’s 40th Birthday on Friday. Guess I’ll get her the beads she wants. I’m sooooo happy, all my friends really like her and she seems like she likes them. Granddaddy ate over. Went to bed at 9:45.
Side note: It’s interesting how being popular and cute made me so happy, while feeling ugly and unpopular made me sad. I guess in High School, being cute and popular was very important for survival. I think It’s still like that in our culture. What do you think. What was it like for you in High School?
Being a California Girl in the 1960’s meant being tan, cute and popular. Not much else.
Sharrie Williams is the author of The Maybelline Story, be sure to visit her Maybelline Story Blog at http://www.maybellinebook.com/
Enjoy Sharrie’s radio interview with her cousin Chuck Williams at http://www.maybellinebook.com/2010/12/maybelline-story-radio-interview-with.html