Left to right - Bobby, Dick, Tommy, Marilyn, Shirley, June, Allen, Billy, Neppy, Helen, Tom Jr and baby Joyce in Chicago in 1934.
Auntie E. made everything fun. Her gaiety and charm was infectious and her laugh could light up a room. Uncle Ches ran the distribution part of the Maybelline Company and was always ready with a quick joke or a good song. He'd pile the kids in the car and thought nothing of cruising them up and down Michigan Ave, just for the fun of it.
Billy and his cousins were protected from the harsh reality of the Depression, thanks their uncle Lyle, and the family working together at the Maybelline Company.