Friday, July 22, 2011

Maybelline in a time of innocence.

"Remember, for purity and complete confidence in your eye make-up, insist on Maybelline."

Maybelline Ad before the product line changed in 1964.

My sweet little sister, Billee Rae Williams, on the right, at her First Communion in 1964.

 Top left, my sister Donna,  me, my cousin Nancy.

Bottom left, Cousin Chuck, (aka BB1,) holding my brother Preston, my sister Billee and cousin Jimmy.

In 1964 it was still a time of purity and innocence in America. Some say the 1950's didn't end until 1965.

After  President John F. Kennedy was killed in November of 1963, changes began to take place at a rapid pace.

Read more about the Maybelline Family and the radical changes that catapulted them into a new life, good, bad or indifferent. 

Here is what my sister Billee is up to today,

Here's what Chuck Williams is up to today,

Be sure to visit my 1964 Saffrons Rule Blog, taken directly from my personal diary at

1964 PBS

1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice in Harlem, and Barry Goldwater’s conservative revolution took over the Republican Party. In myriad ways, 1964 was the year when Americans faced choices: between the liberalism of Lyndon Johnson or Barry Goldwater’s grassroots conservatism, between support or opposition to the civil rights movement, between an embrace of the emerging counterculture or a defense of traditional values.

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