Sunday, April 24, 2011
Prom king and queen of my heart
You can't look at this photo and tell me Ali Kruse's parents weren't the most popular couple in school. Catherine and Richard met in English class their junior year of high school in 1974. Ali's mom Catherine says: "Rich had long hair and came to my house to pick me up in a very loud green Mustang Fastback (1967, I think), with the word "Mischief" printed on the side. You can imagine what my parents thought of him."
Holy crap. This is my favorite piece of information ever submitted to the blog.
She continues: "Of course we both thought each other looked very cool. We fit in with all our friends. And yes, I did make my dress."
Catherine fashioned the belt and halter portion out of window curtains and kept her dress long.
"You can't see it from the picture but I had the highest platform wooded sandals I could find."
They didn't stop her from hitting the dance floor: "I was voted "Best Dancer" in our class."
Things haven't much changed since prom, 1975, according daughter Ali: "My mom looks exactly like she did 35 years ago. My brother can't tell us apart from a distance."