Sunday, May 4, 2014
Once Upon a Time Prom
Originally I was going to just wear something that I already have in my closet but my co-workers convinced me to look for a dress at Goodwill--maybe even get something from the '70's. No luck in finding a '70's costume but I did find a great dress for only $15. Score! I got lots of comments on how great I looked--even a "you look really hot" comment. Kind of fun hearing that at my age. And since I didn't have the experience in high school, I decided I wanted a corsage so I bought my corsage and a boutonniere for Bill. Amazingly enough--the flowers cost more than double what I paid for my dress. I had no idea that they were that expensive. But it did make for fun photo opportunities.
We danced the night away with our friends. Nelson Holmberg and Susanne Cox won prom king and queen for raising the most money for the Vancouver Police Activities League. They had a "best dressed" contest of sorts. Kim Hash and Warren Miller won the costume contest. Literally a half hour before they came, a friend pulled out the baby blue tux with tails, ruffled tuxedo shirt and platform shoes for Warren to wear to the prom. I think he was the only one who truly dressed to the era of his high school days and it was pretty cool.
I don't truly have a bucket list but if I did, going to prom would probably be on the list and now I can check it off. And maybe I'll even go again next year.