Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sincerely 'Fro Me to You - High School Dances


I'm starting a new Thursday meme - Sincerely 'Fro Me to You, originated by Kristen at We Are THAT Family. The idea is to post a picture and a story from your past - way back from your childhood or even just last year. I've been scanning those old photos, and here's my first submission:
In four short weeks, Daughter will be in high school. As fate would have it, she'll be going to the same high school that I graduated from 21 years ago. I loved high school. Well, most of it. I really came into myself in high school, transitioning from the awkward, skinny, geeky junior high student into the less-awkward, still skinny, but not-quite-as-geeky-because-I-was-on-the-drillteam high school student. My sophomore year I got myself a boyfriend, which, along with being on the drillteam, opened up a whole new social world for me. For two years we attended every school dance we possibly could. And because you could never wear the same dress twice, my parents bought a lot of dresses for me. Towards the end of our dating, thus our dance-attending, I was bored with dresses and we both wore tuxedos to the drillteam banquet. I was bored with him too, tho, so not long after that we parted ways.

My senior year I got myself a new boyfriend, and we went to four dances that year. And yes, I got four new dresses:

Homecoming



Christmas Dance



Drillteam Banquet



Prom


Don't you just LOVE 80's fashions???

My first thought as I looked over all these pictures was, "Gosh, how spoiled was I to get a new dress for every dance?" But then I realized that I would do the same thing for Daughter. I pray that she has a wonderful time in high school. She is already so much more self-confident than I ever was at her age, not at all awkward or geeky. I want everything for her that Bubba's Mom must have wanted for me. The future is bright, baby girl - put on your shades and have a ball!

19 comments:

The Apron Queen said...

The dress you wore to Drillteam Banquet- oh my! Gotta love the 80s! :)

My Fro post this week is about being crowned The Toobing Queen. Laughs guaranteed. http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/07/toobing-on-lake-in-texas.html

The Blonde Duck said...

I had so many dresses in high school. I know just how you feel! If my husband and I have a little girl when we have kids, I know we're in trouble. He's a sucker and I'm the cheapest woman alive...except when it comes to a dress. I love dresses!

P.S. He loves you... said...

It was all about "dressing up " for me...love all of those getups!

AND Welcome to the "Fro moments" you will have Lots of fun!

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Okay, is the Drillteam dress a ballerina dress? LOL...
Oh, our fashions back then, if that is what you call them.
I just scanned my senior prom picture and will be getting it up shortly.

Tammy said...

Welcome to the best day in blog world!

Those dresses just scream the 80's. I love how you slightly blurred the boy's face to protect the innocent! ;-)

Blessings!

D... said...

You are right, the Flair Ball is my favorite outfit!

Moving around a lot, I didn't have the boyfriends to take me to dances. Which is why I made a vow that the kids wouldn't be moved. But, anyway, I hope for those very same things for my daughter. I just hope I can afford the dresses!!! Can't believe it's already high school time!

We are THAT Family said...

Oh, yes, you are the 80's, my dear! And you certainly belong in the little club!

So fun, thanks for making me laugh, I mean, um, remember!

Jennie said...

Whoooo! You rock that silver (lavender?) lame! We actually didn't have dances since I went to a Christian school. Didn't want us getting any ideas, you know...

Stacey said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the banquet dress-, it's sooo Cyndi Lauper. You weren't spoiled, you were dearly loved. This was really fun, B/S, I enjoyed it.

Ok, Where Was I? said...

Your poor parents buying all those dresses (which I say, just like you, as someone who would do the exact same). And I'm with everyone else, the Cyndi Lauper one is the best!

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Yes, love the 80's!! Great pics!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

CRYING over the fashion disaster of the tu-tu & MANS jean jacket. Hilarious.

Sorry I've not been a faithful leader. Forgive me

Muthering Heights said...

Awwww, a girl deserves a new dress for every dance, despite the fashions. :)

I would have to blur out the face on all of my dance pics too...

Mirabelle said...

I love 80's fashion dresses!! These are really great!!

Valarie said...

Ok that drillteam banquet outfit is just precious!!

Boy y'all had a lot of dances! I don't remember having that many.

crazy working mom said...

You're right! I do love those styles. :) Great shots.

Kim said...

Great dresses! I think I had one that looks like your prom dress except it was pink. I too loved high school where my husband hated it.

Thanks for the flashback.

cjh said...

Geez oh man, the drill team! :o) Those are all quite rockin'.

StaceyG said...

I had that fro in junior high. WHY didn't anybody TELL me how awful it looked??