I was still very innocent and naive as I began Junior High School. I would soon learn I was very unsophisticated compared to many of the girls. There were a lot of girls wearing heavy makeup, jewelry and sexy clothing. Girls were not allowed to wear pants to school in those days, and the popular outfits were skin tight skirts and sweaters. The pointed cone bra's underneath the sweaters gave a unique sexy look, very popular at that time. Many girls had pierced ears and would wear dangling earrings. I showed up at school without makeup or jewelry and wearing a simple little cotton dress.
When we went into the girls restroom there would be whispers not to brush your hair with the other girls hairbrush because some of the girls had lice. There was also writing in the stalls of the girls restroom, some of it written in lipstick. Most of it wasn't very nice. I was learning a lot more than the three R's in Junior High School. I was being exposed to a lot of new things and I was growing up.