April’s assignment: Because April is when a lot of high schools hold their proms, I have dubbed April’s theme as “Black Tie Affair”. I would love to see photos of you and/or your family dressed up. It doesn’t necessarily have to be “Black Tie,” but rather it can be any occasion that calls for you to be dressed up a little more than usual: prom, formals, theater shows, balls, parties…you get the general idea. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with (I really am hoping and praying that some of you post photos of your high school formals – lol).
Believe it or not, I use to not be so cool (lol). My eyebrows were untouched, I permed my hair and my keen fashion since had not yet fully developed.
Growing up I was not allowed to go to school dances. I remember secretly buying a ticket to a dance one time in middle school. I had planned on going to a girl-friend’s house to spend the night and then we were going to go to the dance together. I came home from school that day proud of myself for having concocted such a stealthy master-plan. I walked through the door and my mom, without even saying hello, asked me if I had bought a ticket to the dance. I was so stunned that I was rendered speechless for a moment or two; therefore, making it impossible for me to actually lie and get away with it (as if I ever got away with any of my lies – my parents were always one step ahead of me).
Needless to say, I did not attend that dance or many of the others that followed. In fact, it wasn’t until the last dance of my 8th grade year that I finally got to go to one; and even then I think it was only because I was going to go with the boy that lived across the street.
My parents loved him and he set up a kind of residence within our home. He would come over and play video games with my younger brother and he would walk me to and from school every day. He was every parents dream. Danny and I never dated but we were always good friends. He was almost like an adopted brother. I lost touch with him after high school but I will never forget him. He was definitely one of the good guys.
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