'Tis the season for high school graduations in our local schools. It's such an exciting time to be in the last few weeks of high school. It's been thirty years since Terry and I graduated. 1977 was the same year that Elvis died. Queen Elizabeth was celebrating 25 years of her reign. The space shuttle made its first test flight. A 44 pound lobster was caught off of the Nova Scotia coast. The television show Three's Company made its debut.
Yellow was in that year. I recall wearing yellow often. I've noticed that yellow is making a come back again this year and you wonder if the fashion designers systematically reintroduce colors. My mom made my grad dress. It was a Belinda Belville (I think) Vogue Pattern. She changed it slightly by scalloping the top and added some embroidery. Hats were very popular and mine had a yellow chiffon ribbon that can't be seen. Terry my grad date bought me the largest and most beautiful corsage.
We didn't go to the grad dance since my parents felt quite strongly against dances. Looking back now I marvel at my lack of rebellion. My curfew for that evening was later than usual. After the graduation ceremony we went into the city and enjoyed a dinner for two at a sky view revolving restaurant. I was home by midnight.
This was Terry's car that year. He came to the farm to see me nearly every day that he could. Even back then he was very particular about keeping his car clean. He would come over and the cats would sit on his hood . .. every day. It's not surprising that he's never really been fond of cats since that time. Every day he would go home and rewash his car. He kept coming. I'm glad he liked me more than he disliked my cats.
Terry and I went to the twenty year reunion and agreed at that time that when the next one came along for our 30th we would opt out and go out for dinner again just the two of us. I'm waiting for the invite. It's going to cost him a little more than a dinner at the top of the revolving restaurant this year. I think I'd like to stay the night. I'm holding out.
Have a wonderful day my friends, I'm off to clean the house.