My “Sour 17” Surprise Party with all the Saffrons

June 10, 1964, Wednesday. I’m 17, It’s my Birthday. I want to weigh 115 lbs.

Woke up to a table filled up with presents and cards. Granddaddy left me 25 dollars. At school everyone sang “Happy Birthday.” After school I laid in the sun and talked to Nana. I Couldn’t believe it, but, Mom and Dad got me my own phone. Then I got the surprise of my life. While I was opening my presents, Chris Drinkard came to the door, followed by all the Saffrons!  I got a real Surprise Party. We had cake, Spaghetti and salad. The Saffrons gave me the best thing ever. “A Barbie Doll,” and a watch band with Saffrons engraved on it. We had so much fun. Mom, Dad and Nana were so bitchen. It was the best Birthday I’ve ever had. I had a “Sour 17 Party.” All my friends had a Sweet 16 Party and I was crushed I missed mine because Mommy was in the Hospital. It was the worst Birthday ever. This Surprise meant, oh so much more to me this year.

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Happy Birthday Sharrie  “Sour 17”

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12 Saffrons all together to Celebrate my 17th Birthday

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Nana in the background and me at the head of the table.  You can see I was getting very tan to be ready for Summer, once I lost 10 lbs looked good in my bikini.

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My sister Donna’s friend Teri Thompson drew this picture of me that said For Byron.

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Teri drew this one of me for Dave

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Here is one of Dave and me at Toes.

 This was my song that Summer of 1964.

The Beatles – I saw Her Standing There (with lyrics)


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About saffronsrule

Sharrie Williams is the author of The Maybelline Story and a direct descendant of the Maybelline Cosmetic Family. Great niece of Maybelline founder Tom Lyle Williams. Buy a signed copy today.
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