Sunday, April 29, 2018

Prom Memories

A Facebook friend asked if anyone had attended a prom, and I found myself answering. This is what I said:
I was at a few, nothing very enjoyable. Maybe because I wasn't asked by anyone I cared to be with. It's a very awkward time for those who aren't really dating anyone. Lots of pressure to make parents happy and not look like the kid is a reject. All of my invitations were to make the guy feel accepted. Twice I went with school paper's editor, whose mutual friend fixed us up, because he had to show to mine, jr and his sr. A couple of years before jrs from a nearby school needed dates to show and didn't have gfs, so my friend and I got "drafted." My hs stopped them 3 years after I graduated, because the kids thought it stupid and old-fashioned.

  • Were there proms in your day and school? 
  • Did you go? 
  • What memories, pro or con, pleasant or nightmarish do you have?

Here's my high school yearbook photo:

Great Neck North 1967


Ruti Mizrachi said...

I went, all three times with boys who were like brothers, just so that we could go. We had a nice time, but it was because we had no expectations. I think it would have been miserable if I'd been trying to find "my guy." But happily (in hindsight), I was too geeky to think that possible.

Great question, and a beautiful photo of you, dear lady. You were a lovely child, and you are a fabulous woman!

Batya Medad said...

Ruti darling, you're sweet.
In a sense I am glad I went, because this way it isn't a mystery.