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    Handwritten Biography of Bonnie Parker by Her Sister Billy Jean Parker. Fourteen pages, 5" x 8", plain paper, np, nd. Billy Jean was Bonnie's younger sister, one of three Parker children who lived past infancy. This biographical sketch of her famous sister is totally in her handwriting and offers insights into Bonnie that most would never hear. A few short excerpts, as written: "Bonnie was known for her unselfishness- if she had a dollar & some one else needed it, the money went to them...When she worked at Marco's Cafe on Main [downtown Dallas], it was a stop off place for the less fortunate...She never made it home with a full check...she would say I know I'm a mark but I can't let people go hungry...Bonnie was in almost all the school plays as I look back now - I can't remember her having any home work. I would study for hours after evening meals. But I can't remember Bonnie studying...We fished and swim a lot on Saturdays...Bonnie was always a happy person...When she married Ray Thornton, they rented a furnished house & Bonnie would not move in until Mother, Buster [Bonnie's brother] & I agreed to live with them...After she left with Clyde, when ever we went out to meet them we talked mostly about the events of home, styles- hair, clothes, food. She was always evasive about other things...To my knowledge I don't think Bonnie could drive a car...When she & Clyde had the car wreck in 1933, her legs were burned so bad that she never straightened her right leg again. I was with her during this time. We had to leave this motel as Clyde was running short of money...Bonnie & I would talk for hours, about everything, a lot about things that could of been...Winter months was always the hardest on us all. I would find Mother roaming thru the house nite after nite, she would always say- oh I wonder if she is warm, or sick, or hungry..." Billie was often mistaken forher older sister and was even arrested for the murders of two policemen in Grapevine, Texas and had to attend her sister's funeral in handcuffs before she was cleared of the charges. The aid she gave Bonnie after her auto accident as mentioned in this bio did land Bonnie a sentence of one year in prison for aiding and abetting her sister when Bonnie was on the run. An interesting anecdotal description of Bonnie's personality from one who knew her best. Fine condition, folds.

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    October, 2006
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