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Prom

Semi-Formal

Thank you, Dad, for always making prom a little more awkward in your own unique way.

(submitted by Rebecca in Ireland)

Night At The Prom

Rick was not her first choice.

(submitted by Amy)

2 Chainz

There was enough of him to go around.

(submitted by Lawrence)

Blind Date

He was disappointed to discover she had stuffed her bra.

(submitted by Jennifer)

Growing Pains

“My date and I at the Military Ball. I’m 5’5 without heels. He’s only a year and grade younger. Now, 4 years later, he’s actually taller than me!”

(submitted by Leah)

Pretty In Black

Cue the Spandau Ballet.

(submitted by Linda)

Promburn

She was just laying down a base.

(submitted by Mary)

The Waiting Game

“This is a photo of my wife in the late 80’s with her father waiting for her prom date to pick her up. As you can see by the photo, she wasn’t very happy posing for a pic with shirtless dad.”

(submitted by Tim)

Plenty of Fish

“This is my cousin and his date to Junior Prom.  He asked all the girls out, but they all had dates already.  He had the last laugh though because everyone wanted to dance with his fish date, so he danced with all of their dates.”

(submitted by Shawn)

Pretty In Pink 5

“In the fall of ’85, when I was a junior in high school, a new, slick student asked me to go to Homecoming. I was smitten and immediately said yes. After my mother bought me a rather expensive (and fluffy) dress, the slick boy of my dreams asked someone else and dumped me. I was embarrassed and heartbroken. A few days later one of the nicest and most popular seniors in the entire school asked me to go to homecoming in the hall. While it was painfully obvious that he had been roped into it by a parent or my bigger brother, I agreed to his self-sacrifice. We ended up double-dating with one of the girls in my class and her senior boyfriend, and I had a wonderful time. He even kissed me good night, in that polite, “you weren’t a bad pity day” sort of way that good guys do.

John, wherever you are, you were my red-headed knight in shining armor. And sunglasses. So no one knew it was you who was with me. I bet you turned out wonderfully.”

(submitted by Daphne)

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