July 13, 1964, Monday. May live in the San Fernando Valley next year
Went to the Valley to look at a lot for sale. We may buy it… I love it! …A half acre on top of Encino Hills. After we looked at the lot, we went to our cousins, Jean and Al Williams house and laid in the sun all day. I’m really getting tan. Jean and Al just bought a $63,000 house in Encino. But our lot is much better. Was so hot I wanted to cry. We went to Jean’s mom, Mrs. Kilroy’s for dinner. I was miserable. I wanted to go home so bad. We left about 9:00 and looked at the lot again. “What a view!” Looked at Jean and Al’s house, then they drove up. Went home and washed my hair. Byron hasn’t called. I guess he really doesn’t want to ask me out. I’m so sad.
The half acre lot in the Encino Hills with expansive view, would have changed my life completely and instead of being a Beach Bunny, I would have become a Valley-Girl. Once I got back to our cozy house in Culver City and thought about it, I didn’t want to leave my friends or my school. It would have been fun living close to my cousins, Chuck, Nancy and Jimmy Williams, but I’m glad we decided not to buy it. Eventually we did move out of Culver City, but headed South to Newport Beach, four years later after the Maybelline Co sold.
Williams cousins, at our house in Culver City. Top row, Donna and Sharrie Williams with cousin Nancy and Jimmy Williams. Bottom row, cousin Chuck Williams holding my brother Preston next to my sister Billee Wiliams
Our house at 3839 Lenawee, in Culver City in 1964
Moon Zappa Valley Girl
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