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    Posted May 7, 2011 by
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    Spring Prom 1969, Pompton Plains, New Jersey


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     AnneRiles says she plans to go to her 40th high school reunion in October, and adds that she keeps up with her old friends in New Jersey on Facebook, holding them dear to her heart. 'This was in 1969, I was very pleased to be going to my first Prom, and had a lovely time.'
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    I still remember the weeks of excitement leading up to the Prom.  Mom and I designed and made an outfit for me to wear.  Apricot crepe halter top and wide pants...It was the late 60's and pants for formal were just coming in... my accessories included white gloves and white beaded handbag, white slingback shoes, and pearls.  Two tones of hairspray helped my ragcurl ringlets to stay in...and carefully applied make up was a treat, because I was not allowed to wear make up at the age of 16.  In this photo my two brothers Tom and Verne are by my side, waiting for my date to arrive.

    I do not remember much of the evening because it went by so quickly with my 10 PM curfew...But getting ready for the Prom with my Mom was lots of FUN...


    Hope I am posting this in the correct place.

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