“In the early days of high school proms, the nighttime dance served a similar function to a debutante ball. Early proms were times of firsts: the first adult social event for teenagers; the first time taking the family car out after dark; the first real dress-up affair; and so forth. Proms also served as a heavily-documented occasion, similar to a milestone event such as first communion or a wedding, in which the participants were taking an important step into a new stage in their lives. In earlier days, the prom may have also served as an announcement of engagement for the “best couple” after the prom court had been crowned and recognized.
While high school yearbooks did not start covering proms and including prom pictures until the 1930s and 1940s, historians, including Meghan Bretz, believe proms may have existed at colleges as early as the late 1800s. The journal of a male student at Amherst College in 1894 recounts an invitation and trip to an early prom at neighboring Smith College for women. The word prom at that time may just have been a fancy description for an ordinary junior or senior class dance, but prom soon took on larger-than-life meaning for high school students.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prom
If you’re like me you cherish the time you have for yourself! I don’t play golf or tennis, I don’t run, I am terrible at cards. I don’t knit, I’m horrid at sewing. I rarely fish, or hike I do like to walk, but I’m poor at skiing. I do however like to treasure hunt! If I’m not treasure hunting, I’m reading about treasure to be hunted. I’ve successfully taught my daughters to hunt also, just like a bear teaches her cubs. Constantly, they amaze me with the knowledge they have amassed in such a short time. Fueled up on cappuccinos and armed with bottles of hand sanitizer we set out. I hear voices chattering directing me to sometimes the worst looking thrift shop, my girls constantly advising me how some of the best treasures are found in the most unlikely places! Furthermore, I heed their advice and we venture in.
This weeks treasure’s an old leather purse. I remember casting it aside before a flash of gold caught my eye. A gold pendant someone had mounted on an old worn black leather purse. The pendant looked tarnished; the initials were my husbands, and on the back was a moon and rhinestones for stars! I knew I had to have it. I tossed the old thing in my basket along with: Italian cowboy boots, a Fendi purse and several cashmere sweaters.
… I guess $12.95 wasn’t too much to pay for the old dirty black purse after all! Upon making a detailed inspection of the pendant, it turned out to be 18 k rose gold, with mine cut diamonds.. and just think of the great story I get to tell when I wear it!
Me and Polly at her farm in Grants Pass Oregon!
The farm is available to buy click on the link below. Many enjoyable days spent out at Polly’s farm 🙂
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