These are two pages from my life story scrapbook I am making.
Ed & Mary
My Senior Prom Story
My date was Ed and now I can’t remember his last name and he was my best friend’s older brother. Barb was my first roommate after LPN school. Funny how I can remember things we did together and were we meet but can’t remember her full name.
I made my dress, it was a bride’s mail pattern and I wasn’t an experienced enough seamstress at the time to know how to change the sleeves. I also think at the time I liked the idea of the long sleeves but I didn’t like them the night of the prom, too warm. It was a beautiful shade of teal with white lace trim. The fabric had a satin finish, very slippery fabric to work with.
After the dance, which I have no recollection of where it was, we took a cruise bot down the International Waterway in Fort Lauderdale. Ed and I dance a lot but we had absolutely nothing in common and it was nice of him to take me to my prom. It was and last date. I didn’t date a lot in high school but I had a date for the Senior Prom.
I sewed on the dress every night after school and work in my bedroom. I stayed up way to late on school nights working on it. As I sit here writing this 47 years later, I think the dress is what I remember the best.