Indeed she was 17 or 18 here but I think it was 17 since her birthday is in May and this visit took place earlier in the year. I think she moved in in Memphis in June 1963 so she was 18 then.
Lots of people always tell they cannot understand those parents of her
but don't forget she was fully 18 when she moved in. Not a child anymore but a young women at an age that some girls alreaddy marry and have kids.
I guess a daughter of 18 cannot be told anymore who to see and who not and let's face the fact he was every girls dream.
I admit if she would have been my daughter she would have been allowed to live with him too at 18.
She could have had a "worser" choice
I think lots of envy surrounded her and her parents , once the gossip was circulating. I can understand lots of people were jealous and would have secretely wished it would have been their daughter. That is ust my opinion.