Thanksgiving was a big deal, because we celebrated three important Birthdays that day.


November 26, 1964, Thursday. Daddy’s Birthday and Thanksgiving

Worked until 2:00 at Jack’s Ranch Market. It was so packed I almost died of Claustrophobia. After work I went to the Williamsberg Inn. We had a Thanksgiving Birthday, for my little sister Billee, Daddy and Granddady.  (Ages, 9-41-74.)  It was so nice, but it really wasn’t like Thanksgiving, eating out. We went home and they opened their presents. The cake was so beautiful, it must have cost at least $25.00. It was three layers, decorated in draped ribbons and bows. It was really nice. After cake we listened to old tape recordings of the whole family through the years, but it made me so sad to hear my Mayme’s voice, especially now that granddaddy has remarried Mary after Mayme died of Cancer last year… and we have to act like everything is normal.


Bill, Billee, Grandaddy, 1968

This picture of my grandfather, my sister Billee and my Dad was taken in 1968.  Every year my mother would have the most beautiful cakes made to celebrate all three of their Birthdays.  Billee and Granddaddy were born on the same day and my dad a few day’s earlier.  Their Birthday’s often fell on Thanksgiving, so we combined them and made a big deal out of it for them.  


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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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