I went to three proms, none of them my own. Here's what I remember...
Shopping for the dress with my mom
I remember shopping for a prom dress at the downtown May D&F with my mom. She sprung to action sifting through the rounders, examining quality, ruling out gowns, pointing out details in others--a side of her I'd rarely seen. We settled on a dark red knee-length gown, spaghetti-strapped but with a sheer overlay.
Marcel & his mom
I'm not sure if we ever reached the prom, but I was supposed to go to prom as a junior with Marcel.
I remember most going over to Marcel's home on the
Air Force base for pictures beforehand. I'd never been to a house on the base, & it was a joy to meet Marcel's sweet, smiley mom. After that, Marcel & I set out for dinner & prom. We were supposed to go to dinner at
Baby Doe's, a restaurant overlooking downtown. We tried to get there, but Marcel was so nervous he kept turning any random direction at each corner, & we never found the place. I remember being annoyed, & I think I made him take me home.
Brad's prom at a suburban high school
I got asked as a junior to attend a prom at a suburban high school. The school was large & modern & windowless. The dance was held in a big plain room, &
a photographer was set up in one corner--he took our photograph (shown right :) >>
My mom made me go to Marty's prom--also at a different school than my own. Marty was a boy I knew from Sunday school, whom I didn't particularly like. Apparently his peers didn't care for him either because at his prom no one talked to us. I remember the room had tables with white tablecloths, & Marty & I sat at one of them off in the distance watching people interacting & dancing.
My favorite memory of the lot is of shopping for the dress with my mom. The dress got me through three dances feeling pretty. I graduated early from high school, so I didn't go to my own prom.
What do you remember about prom?
Do you remember shopping for your prom dress?
What did your dress look like?
A few famous prom dresses :-)