Friday, March 6, 2009

I'm 'IT'

This was my 6th photo in my 6th picture file:

1960 Cowley High
Junior Prom Royalty and crown bearers.

This is a tagged blog response to my sister Joan - I guess what 'tag' means is sort of like that old game - you know, when you got touched by the 'it' person, you became 'it' and you had to run and chase people until you caught them, and then they became 'it' again . . . Isn't that the way it worked? Anyway, this is a tag, as I said, from my sister who was tagged by . . . .

. . . As I was saying, you are supposed to go to your picture file on your computer - go to the 6th folder - to the 6th picture, blog it and then tell something about the picture.

My photo (left to right) is Ed Willis, Rue Liggett (he went by Rue Willis at the time) Dianne Stevens and yours truly on the end at the 1960 Junior Prom. Back in those days, children carried the crown on silk pillows for the - well I guess the coronation??? I don't know - kind of like the ring-bearers at weddings, I guess, only with crowns.

Amazingly, I remember this occasion. I loved that wonderful dress. The black top was velvet and the white skirt was layers of -hmmm - I don't know, but I thought it was beautiful. I wore a white full ruffly slip underneath it. I remember the silk pillow too. This was taken in about May of 1960 which means I was not even three years old at the time. Ed was three. Interestingly, Ed and Rue are both my first cousins, and Dianne is some distant relative (I don't know the connection) but she chose me to be her crown bearer. I don't think I really knew her at the time, or I don't remember knowing her. But then, I was two.

I also remember Ed being there with me at the prom. You see, I knew him already because his mom (my Aunt) used to babysit me every now and then, and she'd stick us in the bathtub together (probably easier to keep track of us, or maybe we were just inordinately messy children). It's easier to remember someone you bathed with, I guess. That was one HUGE old bathtub - or maybe it just seemed huge because I was really small, I don't know. I just remember sitting in the big tub with Ed.

I can't remember much else about this photo really. I don't remember the pomp or if the 'bearing' went well or not, or if I made any mistakes . . . if I did, no one mentioned it to me. So, there you have my sixth photo in my sixth album.

I suppose is would be not very useful to say "TAG - YOUR IT" to anyone reading my blog, cause almost everyone reading this has already been 'tagged' by my sister . . . (chuckle) . . . I just don't have that big of a following, don't 'cha know! However, this was fun. Soooooo, just in case you didn't get the tag from Joan, you are tagged.

As I said before, this is how you do it:

1. Go to your documents/pictures file

.2. Go to your 6th file folder.

3. Go to your 6th picture.

4. Post and blog about it.

5. Tag 6 people to do the same

Then please let me know so I don't have to be ' IT ' forever and ever!


  1. Oh the dress was wonderful and I had one exactly like it. We thought we were hot stuff when we wore them. Doug Bennion's grandma made them for us. I remember going for fittings.
    We really looked like princesses then. I was Isabelle's age. The skirt had two layers and lots of fabric. You could really twirl and show your underpants in these.

  2. I wish I could remember the fittings! I wish we had a photo of us together in those dresses. But you know, we are still princesses - We just don't twirl and show our underpants any more ;-)

  3. Because we wear pretty funny looking underpants these days and I don't want to show my varicose veins and cellulite. But at home, when nobody is around, I can twirl and show all of it off.

  4. They had photographs way back then? Great photo. I remember taking baths with Ned in the bathtub upstairs at grandmas. Funny.


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