|Part of the Tom Lyle Williams and Emery Shaver family, having lunch at Damon's Steak House in Glendale California, before visiting Forest Lawn, and the tomb of|
their great uncles.
Anxious to see uncle Lyle and uncle Emery's, final resting place, our two families hurried to their Mausoleum.
Unable to be open with their relationship while alive,
Tom Lyle and Emery are together eternally, in death.
Ann Williams Corbett, Sharrie Williams, Donna Williams and Floyd Shaver-Welles, honoring their great uncle's by placing two white roses on their crypt. We believe our great uncle's, were instrumental in bringing our two families together 40 years after their deaths.
We were all struck by this touching inscription: "O For One Hour Of Youthful Joy! Give Back My Seventh Spring! I'd Rather Laugh A Bright Haired Boy, Than Reign, A Gray - Beard King."
|Upper left, Mary Ann Welles, Floyd and Patty|
Shaver-Welles, Jeff Welles.
Below left, Ann Louise Williams-Corbett, Sharrie
and Donna Williams.
Some of the original Williams and Shaver's in 1922. Left to Right...Tom Lyle Williams, Elizabeth Shaver, Bud Shaver, Emery Shaver seated, (unidentified) Ches Haines and Eva Williams (TL's sister.)
In honor of Tom Lyle and Emery, we, as their families, now consider ourselves one family and officially cousins.
Read all about Tom Lyle and Emery and their tremendous contribution to women developing their own identities in the 20th Century.....in The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It.
http://youtu.be/OzJWGL-YB8I View of Forest Lawn.
The Williams Shaver-Welles first meeting.....http://www.maybellinebook.com/2013/05/celebrating-cinco-de-mayo-2013-with.html
Thank you Jeff for making this memorable day possible.