The CSSS grad took place this weekend...and brought back memories of a few short years ago when I was graduating from that same high school. How the years fly by!
Lovella sent out a challenge to post our grad dresses from away back...and then model them now. Yeah...right! I checked the archives and managed to find a picture of myself all set to go to grad...but this was actually the dress I wore as an escort to a friend's grad in 1969. He was graduating from a private school...and let's just say his grad was much more fun than my own. It was an all-night event...ceremony, dinner, and cruise out on the harbour of Vancouver.
As for the dress, my sister Bev was my favorite designer...and sewed most of my clothes in those days. She also did my hair whenever it needed doing...including the haircuts! I'm sure I still owe her for her services. This pink crepe ruffled cocktail dress was perfect for the occasion...and I have no idea what became of it. I'm thinking if I still had it, I would model it for you...being a wraparound, I'm sure I could just move the button over a wee bit we'd be good to go. I'm not sure I'd ever find the pink gloves to match though.
Throw on a blue grad gown...hop in the blue mustang...and off to the grad ceremony we go. The ceremony took place in the high school gym...not quite the pomp and circumstance of the grads of today. Our banquet was in the school cafeteria...how exciting is that? I don't actually recall the organized events as being much of a highlight...however, graduating was a lot of fun! A group of five of us girls that had been high school friends, packed up the car right after grad and went away for a grad weekend in Bellingham. We stayed at a nice place...spent some time at the lake...and just relished in our friendship. It marked the end of an era...we all went our separate ways after grad, but the friendships of high school bring back the best of memories.
The records show that I graduated from high school on the academic science program...but my favorite subjects were not math, chem, or biology...but foods, english and spare (a class that was all about spending time with friends!). I still enjoy foods, friends, and playing with words...and therefore I gladly accepted Lovella's invitation to join the team of contributors to her most recent project. Over the weekend a new blog was launched...it's called 'Mennonite Girls Can Cook...and so can you'. Check it out...I see a few of my friends and cohorts have been busy in the kitchen over the weekend.
Have a wonderful week...and if there are any grad activities on your agenda, enjoy the hoopla.