Friday, April 30, 2010

Flashback Friday #8 - Prom memories




Share your prom memories. Did your school have a junior prom or just a senior prom? What did you wear? Was there a party after the prom? Did you go with a date or with friends, and if it was a date, was it a one-time date or a boyfriend/girlfriend scenario? Did you go to more than one prom (like, being someone's date at another school or year.) Where was your senior prom held? Any particular songs come to mind when you think of prom? As always, pictures are great!

Our proms were Junior/Senior proms. I attended my Junior Prom with a good friend who went to another High School. Gunne Sax dresses were extremely popular in the 70s and though this is not the dress I wore, it is very similar...

Mine was white. My date wore the typical tux of the times.......ruffled shirt and all, only his was baby blue.....

I can't even remember where our prom was held or much of the prom itself. But I do remember the after parties and breakfast and the fun we had there. I think we ended up getting home sometime the next morning because I remember the sun coming up!!!

Really, these memories are a LONG time ago and this almost 50 year old brain is having a hard time pulling them up!!!

I didn't attend my senior prom. I wasn't dating anyone (back then you didn't go unless you had a date) and neither were my best friends. So we loaded up the car and drove to Phoenix from Tucson for a girls weekend. I still can't believe that my parents let me do that. That would be like letting my kids drive to Memphis now and it's not something I would even consider without an adult along!!! What were they thinking? :)

Of course, prom really has not changed much. We just had my son's senior prom and though the dresses and hair have changed.....not much else has!!! It was so fun to see the prom from this side....and a lot less drama!!

Go over to Linda's and check out some other prom stories....better yet, post your own and link up!!!

11 comments:

Rach@In His Hands said...

I bet you were gorgeous at your prom Sara!!! Gotta love the ruffled shirt. :-)

That's crazy about the Senior girls weekend...my parents NEVER would've gone for that. I bet it was FUN!

I have lots of fond prom memories...but you're right, I mostly remember the time with friends after the dance was over!

Joyce said...

I wore a gunny sax dress too...the clothes have dramatically changed. I look at my daughter's prom pics and they look so sophisticated. I don't think they will get the same laugh over theirs in a few years as I do mine!

Nel said...

What fun memories. The trip with the friends sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing.

until next time... nel

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh yeah - forgot about the ruffled shirts! And my date's was peach to match my dress!

Life was way different in the 70s as far as what it was okay to do!

Almost everyone has mentioned Gunne Sax dresses!

Lois Lane II said...

Oh, I love this!! Too cute! My dad actually went to his first ever prom a couple of years ago with my mom. =) He wasn't able to afford to go to prom as a kid, and she now teaches at a high school -- so they went to their first prom. I'll have to post pictures.

Barbara H. said...

I LOVED Gunney Sax dresses! But I never had one. I hate that the dresses these days are so bare.

I do remember the ruffled shirts, too!

He & Me + 3 said...

I went to SR Prom with my girlfriends. We had a blast.
I'm having a giveaway today at my blog if you can stop by.
I'll bet you all had fun on your girls weekend too.

Jackie said...

I had a jr and senior prom- and after dancing so much at junior prom and the aching feet that went along with, I decided to wear Nikes to my senior prom. I found some with a bit of a periwinkle and silver stripes, and my dress I had made was a satin periwinkle. My date for senior prom wanted to wear a coat and tails, even top hat and cane, so I of course let him. Fun times....

Hillcrest Cottage said...

Stairway to Heaven (in '77)
Baby blue dress...baby blue tux.
Play that funky music white boy....

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

wow. fashion sure has come a long way since then hasn't it! I just had to laugh because I so remember those dresses and tuxes!

Thanks for sharing.

Beth

Karen said...

Gunne Sax by Jessica.... had one for both my Jr. and Sr. Prom. The company is now known as Jessica McClintock Inc... The dresses have changed a LOT