It's Prom Night!

LaskiGal challenged us to drag out those old prom photos and post for the entire world to see. Fun though this sounds, for sheer entertainment value alone, the problem lies in the fact that I never had a prom. I transferred from a very small public school to a miniscule 2-room school in the basement of a church when I was in 9th grade. We worked at our own pace in our own books and the teacher was there for help when we got stuck. My sister and I were the entire graduating class. (She worked a year ahead, the little smarty pants.)

Our school got together with another very small private school in the area and had a Senior Supper of sorts. Yeh, it was every bit as fun as it sounded. But we did get to dress up, have an excuse to use a whole can of Aqua Net instead of just a half, and wear dead flowers pinned to our chests.

Here are the photos from that memorable night.





What the HECK happened to my bangs? I'm pretty sure Edward Scissorhands got a little too close. Pity it happened so close Senior Supper.





I'm the one in the blue dress, in case you're wondering. My sister is the one in the pink dress. You know, the Smarty Pants. (And for the record, that dress is a geniune Gunne Sax knock off.)

Remember, it was the 80's. But you'll notice I was never at the height of fashion, either hair-wise or with the dress. You'll also notice that I must have used the whole stinkin' can of Aqua Net on the right side of my head, leaving nothing for the left.

Incidentally, this was also the first time that I ever met my dear husband. He attended the other school, so we didn't know each other. I saw him and thought, "Um, ewwww!" Romantic, no? But the next time we met it was a bit different. We eventually got married, obviously.




And just because I was thumbing through albums I thought I'd inflict upon you the cuteness that was me.



I should make this one my new avatar.



Have you gathered that I liked horses yet?


You'll have to forgive the craptacular photos. With no scanner I had to resort to the photo of a photo, and we all know that's kinda like your lunch coming back on you. It's just never as good as the original.

26 comments:

allisonsays.com said...

Those pictures are absolutely amazing! I love the dresses you and your sister are wearing. SO 80's! The hair, too!

And you were adorable...the picture with the horse cake? How cute!

It's fun to look through old pictures, although looking at my prom pictures isn't much of a blast from the past for me yet...it was 2003 and 2004! ;)

Melissa said...

You were a cutey...even if the right side of your head was a little flat :)

Alaina said...

Cute!

Love the lunch a second time analogy... completely gross.

Debbie Yost said...

Great pictures! Love the hair.

Nap Warden said...

OMG...those dresses are priceless!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I love this!!

Michelle said...

Too cute! I love looking at pictures of people from when they were growing up. Of course, my mom has all my pictures, so I will never be able to share mine... but I wasn't as cute as you anyway!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I love the prom-ish one, Karen. And, you should make the last one the avatar.

Razor Family Farms said...

I actually really like the blue dress.

Really!

And I love the cake!!!!

Blessings!
Lacy

The Sports Mama said...

Love it!

That's all. :)

Irene said...

How cute! I love those photos! Gunne Sax? Oh yeah, those dresses were da bomb (in 1985). LOL!!

Bia said...

Fun, fun, fun! I had bangs like that at one time!

And I loved your line about using the aqua net on one side of your head.

Thanks for sharing.

Laski said...

Oooh. Do it. Make it your new avatar!!!

I don't care what you say--you are too cute!

"I was never at the height of fashion." And, I'm still not . . .

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Those are great photos! I love your hair comment about using up the hair spray for one side! lol

Spammon said...

Ya know, that is the dress that dreams are made of. I wish puffy shoulders would come back in.

Andrea said...

I love it!! I too had some bangs like that LOL!! Nice dresses!! I love the big hair too!! Fun pictures!! All my cakes had horses on them too!!

Colleen said...

you crack me up!

and those pictures are awesome...you were so cute with your horse cakes...and my hair in high school was all big on one side, etc, due to my crazy side-part. I still need to dig my pics out...

Cecily R said...

You make me laugh. For the 80s woman, you had great hair. RAD hair even.

Gunney Sax were the BOMB. Mine had a neat drop waist that went almost to my knees. Shh. I was hot.

Kellan said...

How darling you were in all those pictures - very cute girl!

Have a good weekend, Karen - see you - Kellan

ALF said...

I love the birthday picture - so cute! Ahh, the hair and the hairspray. I'll have to find some prom pictures to post one of these days...

Flea said...

Oh girl. I am SO not going to do this meme (always famous last words with a meme). I went to both proms and made my dress for the first one. Yeah. As I recall, flat hair on one side was the style then. Really.

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Your sister's dress looks like an 80's bridesmaid dress. Yours doesn't, but your right side vs. left side of hair thing is hilarious.

Don't worry - I owned a crimping iron! *gasp*

Kellan said...

You betcha - it has been a BLAST!!! Thanks for being one of my bloggy friends too!!!!!! See you - Kellan

Karen MEG said...

Those photos are great... and honestly, you were as cute as a button!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Adorable pictures-- half big hair and all. I think the avatar idea is great too. You had me LOL with your final sentence. One of those "hah! hah! ewww Hah! Hah!" laughs

caramama said...

You were (and still are) SO ADORABLE!!! Totally 80s in that senior pic, but still adorable!