July 31, 1964, Friday. Ernie got I an accident
Washed my hair and laid in the sun, than to my surprise Ernie called. He just got in town and asked me out. I said OK because we are such good friends. Then about an hour later he called and said he got in an accident and the driver got a broken arm. Ernie wasn’t hurt. I told him to call me from the hospital, but then I went to granddaddy’s and didn’t get home until 10:00, so I don’t know what happened to him. I was so sad after I came home, because it was the first time I ever went to my Mayme’s house since she died a year ago and granddaddy married Mary. I started crying because Mary was taking her place.
Mayme was my precious grandmother on my mother’s side and she pretty much raised us kids, so losing her was as painful as losing a mother. My grandfather only waited one year before marrying his mistress 35 years
. So even in the midst of all the Miss Culver City excitement, going to Mayme’s house and seeing Mary in her place was heartbreaking.
Mayme giving my sister Billee Rae a bath in the sink, in 1956
Billee Rae with our great uncle Tom Lyle Williams, founder of the Maybelline Company. Christmas 1959.
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