23 April, 2007

Before I Was A Quilter...

...or a college graduate, or a married lady, or a mother, I went to the senior prom! The date on the back of this snapshot is 14 May, 1971. My escort way back then turned out to be a keeper; he's now my husband of almost 32 years! Some things are just worth hanging on to... him, and the car in the background; (1964 Oldsmobile Jetstar '88 convertible) it's parked in our basement, under a cover. We've gladly let go of a few things too. I don't have this demure dress anymore, and my husband has long since traded in these glasses for contact lenses. Thanks, Beemoosie, for challenging us to dig out a prom picture and post it. Mine was found buried under a few more layers of dust that yours!
...yesterday and today...
with our daughter at her wedding, June '04
Life is Good!

19 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

Wow, how young you both were. Long time ago. IF, I had graduated it would have been in 1958,about the time our son was born. SO no pictures from here. I'm not sure I was ever that young. You both look stunning. Hope you remember having a good time!!!!

Libby said...

You just gotta love that ruffled shirt *s*

Beemoosie said...

Oh, Mrs G! You're all so gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along!

gwen said...

What a shame we don´t have proms over here. Thanks for sharing your pictures. You all look very nice. I especially like your husband´s glasses! I had some like that as well at some point! Take care.

Carol said...

What sweet pictures! I never went to the prom, but I may dig up some old pictures! Ain't love grand!

meggie said...

How sweet together you looked. And how good looking you both are, still!

Connie said...

Both photos are wonderful! You look great in both (Mr., Mrs. and DD)! :)

Shelina said...

What a pretty family - all of you. I didn't go to prom, so no pics from me!

Ancestor Collector said...

I missed this post yesterday, but imagine my surprise this morning when this photo of the two of you popped up. To me, you both look exactly the same! (Well, almost....) Our senior prom was a wonderful evening, full of fun and promise, and how lucky we were that we both ended up keeping our dashing escorts. Sometimes I think about the friendship we've shared for over 42 years (!!) and I realize how blessed we are to share common memories.

Now I am challenged to dig out our prom pictures. Stay tuned!

quiltkeemosabe said...

Looking good!!!!! Then and now!

Lisa said...

You are so gorgeous! Wow! Then AND now! Your daughter is beautiful, too. What a wonderful love story.

Lisa said...

You are so gorgeous! Wow! Then AND now! Your daughter is beautiful, too. What a wonderful love story.

Lisa said...

oops. I got so excited I hit the button twice. :)

Kyle said...

I know you and Dad are happy that your kids could fix your fashion short comings.

Tanya said...

Thanks for your comment about Shiori-chan's calligraphy. She is an excellent student (I think in all areas!) but I did help her with her composition a bit. She is an amazing student and I have a feeling she will go far. I'll pass along your comments to her. Thank you again.

SiouxSue said...

Those photos were wonderful. They made Raf and me smile. Wonderful!

Littlepenpen said...

Beautiful... both pictures... what a good looking family!

Marcie said...

I had glasses just like your husbands in 1971. I should look for that picture. No, maybe not. Lovely picture of you with your beautiful daughter.

mamaspark said...

WoW! You guys look even better now!!!