A Baby Shower for my 16 year old friend was not what I imagined it should be

August 13, 1964, Thursday. Shelia’s Baby Shower

I was so unhappy with Shelia’s Baby Shower. It was so unorganized. Some girls came in capris and even Shelia came in shorts, until she saw how dressed up I was, then went home and changed. Most of my friends weren’t there, just Shelia’s friends.( I don’t want Jackie in Saffrons because she has a bad reputation). I gave the baby a Baby’s Life Book, a pad for the crib and yellow boxing gloves. After the shower I came home, than went shopping for mom. I didn’t do anything all night, because everyone works, so just stayed home. Nana stayed all night again because she’s sick.

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A lot of girls smoked in High School.  Shelia got me to try it once, but I threw up and never did it again.  The Baby Shower was so full of smoke I knew I’d smell like cigarettes and have to take my clothes to the cleaners.  

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Shelia asked my mother to be the baby’s Godmother, because she was instrumental in getting her and Steve to get Married and keep their baby boy.

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I brought a little flower arrangement like this to Shelia in the Hospital when the baby was born. The Shower was scheduled after she came home.  

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These little 1964 Snoopy Baby shoes were a favorite Baby Shower gift.

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I thought these were perfect for a baby boy.

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I bought Shelia the Baby Book, because I kept a Diary and hoped she would start writing about her Baby’s first five years.  I tried to get all my friends to keep a diary, but most said they were too scared their parents would find it.

Be sure to visit my Beautiful Maybelline Book Blog at http://www.maybellinebook.com/

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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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