Friday, May 15, 2009

Vintage Photo Friday--Prom Edition

Well, kids, it's prom season and our cruise director, the lovely Natalie, decided that today's Vintage Photo Friday would be all about Prom. The only problem is--I didn't go to prom. I went to a very small Catholic School (49 kids in my graduating class, yo) with few choices, datewise. Also, I didn't date in high school. But my sister, well, she was all about the pretty dresses and handsome prom dates. I spent the evening of my junior prom going to dinner and a movie with other dateless gals, and I honestly can't remember what I did in my senior year although it seems I did something with my friend Aimee, who had an awesome Mercury Bobcat named Freddy. So, without further ado, here are photos of my lovely sister Kate (she went by Kathy in those days) in her Prom finery.

The year was 1979. The date was Damian Sullivan. Damian had those Paul McCartney eyes and all the girls were kind of crushing on him. I, myself, had the biggest crush on his younger brother, Chris, for most of high school. Fun fact--I've recently become friends with Damian on Facebook and he is still hot.
Kate and Damian went as friends. By the end of the evening (next morning), Kate had a date with this guy:The year was 1980. The date was Paul Patterson. He was a tall, handsome thing with a cleft chin who attended the public school in the next town. He played football. He skied. I'm sure he drove a nice car because his family had money. They dated for a few years until Paul went away for college and things just fell apart. Oh, I could tell you stories of late night phone calls and tears and a very annoyed little sister who just wanted to get some sleep, but I'll spare you for Katie's sake. Fun Fact--Criss pointed out that it would appear that Paul is very happy (wink wink) to be going to the prom. I think it's just a shadow on the picture.

If I had gone to the prom, it would have looked something like this:
Yes, that's a very bad MSN Paint job, and yes, that's Matt Dillon (circa early 80's) as my prom date. I had it bad for Matt in those days.


woolanthropy said...

Looking forward to it.

Ellen Bloom said...

Hahahahaha! Love your "photoshop" work! Katie looked great at both proms! thanks for the memories!

woolanthropy said...

Sweet...I love your fantasy prom date. You look fantastic in satin. Did you make out with Matt?

Your sister Kate could apparently work a prom. Way to find the cute guys.

j.kaori said...

Very creative --- thank you for sharing the stories! In the early 80's, I was more into Simon and the other Duran Duran guys, but I guess Matt's ok too!