Our new pool put me back on “the most popular girl at Culver High list”


October 10, 1964, Saturday. Went to Long Beach for a football game. XVIII Olympics in Tokyo.

Went in the pool for the first time. It’s so small I hate it. I can walk in the deep end and my head is still above water. Nobody will want to use it. You can’t even dive in it. I laid in the sun all day. About 6:00 Sandy and Pearl picked me up. I wore my own hair. They both wore their Leopard coats. I teased them all night about being Tiger Ladies and twins. I was the only one that looked different. They said I really looked like a Barbie Doll. We went to Long Beach to see football game with San Diego and waited outside the gates for two hours. Richard Cavaliere finally came at halftime. He brought a friend. No one special. After the game we went to Denny’s, (it’s just like home.) Then Richard had to start home. We came home, drove to Toes naturally, nobody was there.

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The pool was called a health/exercise pool with a Whirl-Jet Chair in the Jacuzzi.  You would sit in the chair, that extended the length of the space and have very powerful jets hit every part of your body.  It was for total relaxation.  Here is Richard Cavaliere pretending to be taking a bath and scrubbing his feet.  My friends may not have been able to dive in the pool, but they loved to play pool games, like badminton or lay on floats and get a tan.  Between pool, stereo and my dad’s beer keg, I was very popular.


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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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