Sunday, May 27, 2007

Prom Night 1967




As Dinah was getting ready for Prom last night, I showed her a picture of me at prom my senior year at St. Mary's in Raleigh. It was called Freshman Sophomore dance, because the school was two years of high school and two years of college. My father's side of the family has long ties to this old school, which started in 1842, before the Civil War.

What's weird about that prom, aside from my sour expression, (the one on the left), is they let me do the decorations and I painted grotesque giant sized American tourists on banner paper that covered the walls! (Like the tourists in my film four years later, "fun on mars." ) Talk about romantic decor. Where are my crepe paper roses, lady? My date's name was Bob Kluttz. He was a great guy. The girl on the right is Jane Snyder.

6 comments:

Salzer said...

Was St. Mary's Catholic? You were done with high school after two years?

salzer said...

I think I just figured out that freshman/sophomore years at that school were 11th and 12th grades.

Sally said...

You're right. It was an old format of private school, related to finishing school I guess. It was/is Episcopalian. Now it's strictly a high school. I was just there for the two years of high school. My father's parents had both been teachers there, and my father's mother (my grandmother) was president of the school for many years, unusual in those days for a woman to have that position.

salgal said...

Sounds like a good school. Pat was brought up Episcopalian but went to Catholic high school because it was private. I was brought up Catholic but went to public schools because we had moved to the rural south.

linda said...

That is a delightfully sour expression. I've been laughing about the prom decorations all day. Do you have any photos? (of the decorations.) Please say yes.

Sally said...

no.