Who did you go with? Why? Was it the night you expected or full of surprises? And what about the after-prom “activities?” Should we kiss and tell? Add your stories below.
I didn't go to prom because the guy I was crazy about had a band gig in Muskeegon Mich. and couldn't get out of it. I was sad at the time.
I did go to the Sadie Hawkins dance our senior year. I don't really remember much about that except that my date dropped me off ( I had an early curfew) and he went out and racked up a bunch of miles on his mom's Mustang and got in trouble. Glad I wasn't there. She liked me.
I remember working on the decorations and even talking my brother Bill into helping out. I know we worked on them with Kathy Gerdes . She had a new joke about a loud mouthed frog and kept us in stitches. Miss you Kathy!
My prom experience was somewhat uncomfortable. I too had been coerced by my mother to ask someone. Going to your senior prom with a friend is kind of like kissing your sister.
Karen: I remember that joke!!!!!!!
I did not go to prom our senior year. In fact, i remember working at the Olde Smorgasbord @ Elm & Lockwood that night and other staff came in to show off their prom finery. (This in fact included Kathy Edwards and Paul Lucks.) But i wasn't that sad about not going; I wasn't really dating anybody at the time. However, I did attend the 1970 prom with Wade Arrington, but that's of course another story.
I did not go to the Senior Prom and do not regret it. Went to several of the Catholic boys' school proms and did not enjoy them much. Guess I was never the Prom sort of girl.
Wow, Kathy. That sounds like I could have written it. Exactly the same. I never went to a WGHS dance and dated mostly Catholic boys and went to a couple of their dances.
I'm with Kathy and Cindy, didn't go, no regrets. My parents were out of town and I was staying with Kathy Munroe her parents and I sent her off with her date to prom.
I remember the parents in film "Valley Girl" when they got stoned and sent their daughter off to prom: "Maybe we should have gone to prom...." and then the reasons why they didn't. I related to them!
We were our own women Kathy. School dances I babysat and made easy money without having to beat the kids. Got together with some girls at Ginny Gilbert's house and they were supposed to pay me something like a dollar apiece to call and invite guys to some dance I did not attend. Needless to say they never paid. You know who you are ladies. Time to pay up with interest!
The guy that I went to the prom with, Ed Parson, Webster Groves Class of 1969, took me to his senior prom and mine. I had a great time at both. I recall that Betsey Morton and I were the only sophmores at the senior prom in 1969. The great thing is, the guy I went to both proms with, is the guy I'm still with today. As of next March, we will celbrate our 40th wedding anniversary!
The same for me..........Tom Mittler and I will be married 40 years July 31, 2011. Hard to believe it and my does time fly.....hope to see you at the reunion.
I think that's right. I had to ask somebody to go with me, like Kathy. Bought my dress in Big Webster (at Lammert's?). He wore a blue tux, and ate his boutinere.
HAAHAHAHAHA! Oh...thanks for making my day, Kerry. What a hoot!
i didn't go and regret it to this day.
i never went to any prom.
I only went to one, Senior Prom. And that was because I asked him. My mother made my backless dress. My date, Paul Lucks, looked totally miserable in the tux and in stark terror that I would want to dance. I think we must have found some booze to each his anxiety. I don't remember much about the dance itself.....was just glad I finally got to go to one.
does anyone remember our
Senior Prom theme? I think it was Heaven and Hell...I had dozens of red pitchforks in my parents garage.....does that sound right?
Definitely Heaven & Hell. I chaired some kind of sub-committee that build the entrance to Hell in my parents' basement in Warson Woods. It was a maze constructed of 8' tall pieces of corrugated board and painted with scenes representing the Seven Deadly Sins.
The other thing I seem to remember is that as we were putting it up at the school, we realized that the tempera paint we had used had dried to a fine, colorful dust that came off on anything that brushed against it. I think we ended up buying a bunch of hairspray or something to try to keep it from coming off on the girls' dresses as they walked through. Not sure whether that worked or not.
I did go to the prom, with my boyfriend from a Catholic high school, and wearing a dress my mom made and which I loved, loved, loved.
I remember that maze! ...and the paint that managed to get on everything! I also remember my dress which was white lace and went to mid-calf and then featured 'pantaloons' underneath. I thought it was fabulous but pictures proved all I needed was a sheep and a crook.
I went to the prom with Ginny Gilbert and the theme was perfect. She was heaven and I was Hell(ian)! Just kidding, and I am sure that my behavior had nothing to do with Ginny becoming a minister.
very funny Mr. Wingfield! I just uncovered, in the archives, my journal from senior year..here is what we did that night....after picture taking, we headed to Skip Davis' house for a quail dinner( Skip said he had hunted them as there was still "buckshot" in them)...on to Betsey Morton's champagne punch party.. to the prom...afterwards we ended up at Kurt Neusitz' for card playing...and a 3am breakfast at Jerry Dzalik's , finishing the morning swinging at Blackburn It was the last time I stayed up all night for just plain fun......40 yrs. later, I want to thank you for inviting me...you were a great date! (and a nice memory) We will miss you two at this reunion..
Great photo and I love Paul Lucks!! He was a friend and an all around nice guy. Are you in touch with him?
Have tried to track down a Lucks family member. Left a message on FB for a Gergeceff in hope he was related to Jill Gergeceff who married/divorce Paul....all so we we can find John Lucks who was in our class. Not having much luck....so to speak!
We could all wear long dresses to the reunion dinner.....and ask "the guy" to dance with us.....I'm just sayin'.....
Oh Jan, sounds like a lot of us. The guy I was going to go with backed out at the last minute. He was a Catholic guy! You probably remember who I am talking about. (Joe) Heartbroken, but never regretted not going. I never went to a "real" prom, but had a great time in high school otherwise.
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