She once told me how when the family wanted a milk shake she gladly took a quarter for 5 drinks and ran down the street to the soda fountain, where she quickly drank her shake before slowly making her way back home so the shakes wouldn't spill. Sometimes the walk home took so long she got thirsty and sipped a little from each siplings drink. By the time she returned, you can just hear the flack she got from her brothers and sister, however Eva was a spitfire with a sharp wit and had a darn good reason for sipping those drinks I'm sure.
Uncle Ches the father of the bride, on the left next to June and her new husband John Gary.
Here is a picture of Eva with her daughter Marilyn, (Ditty) taken in 1966 at Tom Lyle's estate in Bel Air California. Eva is 65 in this picture, a beautiful, elegant lady with all the style and glamour of anyone of Maybelline's models. Tom Lyle is sitting on the floor with Miss Snoop E. Williams and Sparkie. He once told me chuckling, that the E in Snoop's name stood for his sister Eva. I wonder what he meant?
Eva is a colorful character in The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It. I think you will fall in love with her just like I did. She was one of a kind.
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