Venus, she never thought about herself when we were kids, at least not when it came to me. One day I realized just before lunch that I didn't have any money. The way it worked at this particular school was if you didn't have any money for lunch you'd stand in this special line and they'd give you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It was always so embarrassing to have to stand in that line. On this day, though, they were serving fried chicken, and I loved fried chicken! The thought of missing out on all that fried chicken, and having to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead, was just too upsetting. I told Venus the deal, and what did she do? She reached into her pocket and handed me her lunch money. She didn't even think about it. She just said, I'll have the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I like peanut and jelly.
The second development on the fashion front came with a gentle push from Venus. Actually , it was more like a shove. V was on me all the time to join her at school, but I couldn't be bothered. One day , she got so fed up with me she just signed me up for classes, without even discussing it. She came home that afternoon and said, That's it. I'm tired of watching you waste your time like this. You're going to college.
Venus always picked me for her team.