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past proms

Last week I got to see my nephew off to his prom and it inspired me to look back a few years (several) to my own.  Then I thought it would be fun to get other folks’ prom pictures.

Let’s take a look.  Here’s my senior prom picture.  What do you think of the gold lame’ and red satin?  I actually wore gold shoes.

The year before, I went to my then-boyfriend’s senior prom.  I don’t know what I was thinking to be honest.  White velvet and blue satin with gloves?  Really?!  The saddest part, I designed both dresses (along with many others).  My mother is a seamstress and for every dance I’d pick the material and tell her what I wanted.  These, sadly, were what I came up with.  As my friend Tim once told me, leave the designing to the professionals.

These are hubby’s prom pictures.  I actually contacted his old girlfriend from his Facebook page and asked for them.  When friends saw the pictures, they thought he and his date looked like siblings with the feathered hair. Please also notice the gloves he’s wearing! Nice touch, right?!

This is a picture of my friend Alicia with her date, Shawn, at the senior prom.  Shawn remembers way more about that night than I do.  He reminded me that, “We had pre-game at Alicia’s, post-game at the Anaheim Hyatt, and we played Pictionary with you and Josh.”  I remember the Pictionary.  I want to say Josh and I won, but I could be totally making that up!

Beth sent me this one and said, “I can’t believe I had that much hair – but Dominic looked so dapper! We went to the prom together even though I was dating James.”

This is Penni with her current boyfriend.  She said, “This was pre-prom dinner at my house.  He wasn’t my date, but we starting dating, probably, the next day.”

Here’s what Tom remembered about his prom, “We left my crazy friend in charge of getting the limo, and this awful limo pulled up. We called it the Cruella Deville limo because it had 2 spare tires on the side of the limo for decoration like Cruella’s car.  I also remember hooking up with my friend’s prom date while my date hooked up with some other guy.  Years later I hooked up with my original prom date… and did for years after that… I always thought that was ironic.  After the prom we went to my grandparents’ old beach house and partied all weekend.  It was awesome, and it was the last time all of us were together for the most part before we all left for college.”

Erinn took us back to 1999.  She said, “Gotta love the foil stars on fishing wire backdrop. The photographer really went all out on that one!”

Katie went to her junior prom in 2001 and senior prom the following year.  She then married her high school sweetheart!

Here’s Heather at her senior prom with her then-boyfriend.  She said, “We dated the middle of my senior year of high school to the middle of freshman year of college. He was a year ahead of me so already out of school. The first time I saw him, I thought he was the best looking guy I had ever seen.  He won’t talk to me now.”

Here is an assortment of other prom pictures!  Gotta love pubescent fashion! BTW… It’s not too late to send me your prom pictures.  Click here!

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12 Responses to “past proms”

  1. Jenny P says:

    Adorable pics…I never knew that you were a designer! The dresses are pretty cool, considering the time 🙂

  2. Susan,

    This is awesome. Does the tiara mean you were prom queen or was that just a stylistic addition to your coif? The amount of hair adorning Joe’s head is *shocking*. I always had an image of him as a teenager with a cleanly shaved skull.

    Thank you for posting these. Thank you so much.


    • Joe says:

      I hear ya Clay, pretty scary stuff. I have no excuse for the gloves except to say, I invented the one glove fashion that michael jackson stole. sadly the truth went with him to his grave and I failed to file the appropriate legal action in time.

    • suetran says:

      isn’t proms of past awesome! speaking of… where’s your prom pix?
      i’m thinking i need some before and after shots!
      maybe for another post! please submit your prom pix asap!

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