I was fined $5.00 at Juvenile Traffic Court for a moving violation ticket.


December 7, 1964, Monday

Nothing much happened. HUH!! I had to go to Court to pay my ticket. I was scared. Pearl and I got to the Court House about 11:30, after driving all over trying to find it where I was suppose to go. I lost my ticket when I lost my purse and didn’t know where to appear. We got to Juvenile Court at 12:00, just when they were closing for lunch, so we went out to lunch too, then back again. The Judge gave me a choice, of 10 days suspension or pay $5.00. I took the $5.00. I had to get a new drivers license too, because mine was lost with the purse.

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$5.00 in 1964 is like $35.00 today.  I was only going to make $25.00 working at Charleston’s Dress Store, wrapping Christmas presents over the two week Christmas Holiday, so it was still a lot of money at the time.

saffrons rule ticket

Juvenile Traffic Court in Santa Monica was a big deal at 17 and yet I’d much rather pay the $5.00 fine, than have my license suspended for 10 day…who wouldn’t?  I can’t imagine giving up cruising in my cool 57 Chevy for that many days, plus I was making money working two jobs, and would be getting some money for Christmas, so it was worth it.


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I was happy getting a new drivers license because my picture turned out so cute and I love my new hairdo, plus, my makeup was perfect, so it all worked out for the best!


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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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