Tom Lyle Williams was Unk Ile to the family and never failed to remember every single one of his siblings, their children and their children's children on Christmas. My sisters, brother and I, couldn't wait for our shiny $10.00 bill inside a money-card, that said Merry Christmas, Lots of love from Unk Ile.
Some of my favorite pictures
|Sharrie and Donna Williams, 1949|
|Tom Lyle Williams with Billee, Christmas, 1959.|
|Donna, Sharrie and Billee Williams, 1959.|
|Bill Williams with his uncle, Tom Lyle Williams, 1959.|
|Tom Lyle and Bill Williams, with Billee in the background, 1959|
|Tom Lyle with googley eye glasses, 1959.|
|my baby brother Preston 1960
Read about the founding of the Maybelline Company in 1915 to it's sale in 1967 in my book The Maybelline Story. You will meet it's founder and owner, Tom Lyle Williams, and his family. I think you will enjoy reading about the family behind the name that became an American Institution.
Vintage Merry Christmas 1943 during WW11
|Christmas poker game with Noel J, Dick, Neppy, Frances and antie Ida, (Frances sister.) Chicago|
|Noel J, with two of his four children, 23 year old, Neppy and 11 year old Dick Williams.|
Dick Williams, playing with one of his Christmas presents, a toy, WW ll, bomber plane. Dick was fascinated with speed and was the first kid in school, to have a motorcycle, when he was only 14 years old.
Christmas 1965, Evelyn Williams, Nana, my dad, Bill, me, and Unk Ile,
|Unk Ile and Nana, 1966.|
|Sharrie, Bill, Unk Ile, Billee, my mother, Pauline, Donna and Nana, Christmas, 1967.|
|Bill, Vince Aiken, Charlie Lewis as Santa, my mother, Pauline and Billee, 1967.|
|Debby Angel, Preston as Santa, and Billee, 1968.|
|Nana at my dad's home in Palm Springs, California, 1973.|
|My Baby Georgia, with Santa, 1978.|
Christmas Past with some of my Maybelline Family Cousins
|Noel A. Williams Christmas, 1967.|
Chuck Williams BB1, 1967
Chuck and his mother, Jean Williams, Christmas, 1970.
Some of my Maybelline cousins. Top row, Ann Louise Williams-Corbett, Christine Williams-Huber, Nancy Williams, Chuck Williams, James Williams-Huber, Julee Williams-Huber, Jimmy Williams. Christmas, Montecito, California, 1970.
Nancy and Chuck Williams with cousin Ann Louise Williams-Corbett, 1970.