- Posted May 11, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your prom dress memories
Seventies Prom Flashback
- nsaidi, CNN iReport producer
The year was 1972. I lived in a small town in Kentucky. The nearest dress shop was in Louisville. My father took me shopping for a dress and accessories, just as he did with all my sisters. We didn't have a lot of money back then. There were 5 children in the family. "Daddy" was not your average father. He always took us to shop for our clothes. While most girls shopped with their mother, I felt special having my Dad. I didn't have anything in mind for prom. I just wanted something beautiful. When my Dad suggested this yellow dress, I knew it was the one. He said it would look good with my dark hair. His opinion mattered the most! I got matching shoes. It cost $60, a lot of money at that time! I wore white gloves and a yellow daisy corsage. My sister did my hair. It was a magical night. My date was sweet and I felt like a Princess. I give my Dad the credit for making the night special. He passed away two years ago at age 91. He had the gift of making each one of his children feel like they were his favorite. That night it was me. I cherish the memory of my Prom and of Daddy helping me chose my dress.