Thursday, December 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday

May 1969
I love Thursdays. Because I am all into #throwbackthursday. This is a picture of my senior prom in 1969. I was engaged already and my future husband was serving aboard the USS Enterprise in the Indian Ocean off of Vietnam. This was in the day and age of: if you don't have a date (of the opposite sex) you don't go to the prom. So my handsome, older cousin took me to the prom. I have to admit that we stayed long enough to dance around the dance floor once and then headed to the city and went "bar-hopping". Oh how the times have changed, huh? Do you have stories about your high school prom?

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  1. I went to my first high school prom as a police officer chaperoning the kids at the school where I was assigned as a Liaison Officer.

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    1. That would have been an interesting prom. We never had to have the police at our proms LOL

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  2. I chaperoned a prom for my first prom experience.

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    1. I don't think I would make a good chaperone..

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  3. Great picture from way back when, Paula! I didn't go to my senior prom, son didn't either, but he went to his then girlfriend's senior prom when he had already been out of high school for 2 years. This was back in 2009. He had to get a guest pass for attending since he didn't attend the school and all the kids registered to go to prom, if they weren't there by a certain time, their parents got a call that the kids weren't there. They had to stay there too until I think 1/2 hour before prom was supposed to end. Bar hopping sounded a bit more fun :)

    betty

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    1. My oldest son didn't go to his either but he later accompanied his gf. My youngest went to all the dances. He had a gf who was very social. I like the idea of calling the parents if they weren't there. I was already 18 years old by the time I went to prom (as are many of the kids of today) so I don't know if it would have done any good. Bar hopping was a LOT more fun!

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  4. I LVOE this photo and the young you looks so smashing! I went to a school (as did my children) that didn't have proms, so I've never understand the whole prom thing (other than from movies like Back to the Future ;)). Thank you for sharing your photo and story!

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    1. I am not sure how I feel about schools that don't have proms. It seems such a rite of passage for teens. Although it would eliminate a lot of expenses and worries for the parents. Our Christian school here in my town does not have "prom" per se, but they still have a formal....they just don't call it prom.

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  5. We didn't have proms in our schools in Sweden when I was young. I like your look back and the photo is so sweet.

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    1. I wonder if it is just an American thing. I will have to research that. Thank you Inger. I think of you a lot! Hope all is going well with you and hubs.

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  6. How fun. My first prom was as a chaperon when I became a teacher! My school didn't have proms, we had banquets. What a fun memory for you!

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    1. We had s banquet as well. All a not over the top if you ask me

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  7. I was at my prom all of 30 minutes. Ex hated the whole thing and we left and went out partying. I had a pretty dress and everything! Jerk.

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    1. That is too bad if you had wanted to stay. You got yourself a real sweetie now, though!

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  8. I went to my boyfriends prom, not mine. Had a lot of fun though. We also went to the City and went barhopping. No one seemed to mind at that time either. I was a Sophmore in high school in 1969.

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    1. So you are just a bit younger than me!

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  9. I love seeing your 'Throwback' photos, Paula! This dress is timeless ... absolute class.
    Back my senior year ('68) I had to sit-out prom. My 'True Love' had to move to Idaho w/ his family between our junior and senior years ... and we foolishly believed ours would survive the distance.

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    1. Thank you Myra. I only wore that dress once. What a shame. And I would give anything to be that size again. Oh how classy I felt with my up-do and long white gloves. I know exactly what you mean about those long-distance romances. Maybe one day I will write about mine.

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  10. I did not go to prom. Tickets were $75 for students and $100 for kids that didn't go to our school. My boyfriend was in college and I didn't want to fork out that much money. I was over the whole school thing anyway and just wanted to graduate. I would have like to have a big puffy dress though. I guess I could get one and do laundry and clean house in it. ha! I love you dress and your cousin is quite cute!

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    1. WOW and HOW that was a lot of money....I don't even remember paying at all. It couldn't have been too much though because otherwise I wouldn't have gotten to go. We were pretty poor!

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