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Old 06-04-2019, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Lots of bitterness in this thread.
Really?

I don't see that. Some sadness over memories of not being included in what was once considered an important thing, coupled with the realization that it wasn't important at all.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:21 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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Really?

I don't see that. Some sadness over memories of not being included in what was once considered an important thing, coupled with the realization that it wasn't important at all.
That was another part of why I didn't go; at that point my future was in Ithaca (Cornell), not _______ High School in Westchester. When I look back that was where I entered basically a child and came out (almost) a man.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:37 AM
 
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Too expensive.

But I do recall several high school girls with whom I was acquainted becoming especially friendly to me leading up to it, only to revert to their steady-state behaviour.

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Old 06-08-2019, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Really?

I don't see that. Some sadness over memories of not being included in what was once considered an important thing, coupled with the realization that it wasn't important at all.

I don't agree with you statement, "in what was once considered an important thing." I went in 1973. I don't remember spending a lot of money. The prices today are crazy. I think kids today think it is much more important and are willing to spend (or their parents are) an excessive amount of money. As I mentioned earlier in this thread, our prom was held in the HS cafeteria and gym. I don't remember anyone hiring a limo. BTW, my three children went to their proms between 2004 and 2009. Nothing much as changed since then.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:22 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Why would anybody think that going to their high school prom was “important”? How many people end up marrying their prom date and living happily ever after?

Back in my day, going to the prom was a way for guys to brag about getting laid. lol
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I went to my Senior Prom with my boyfriend who was in college. I wish I had gone with the boy from my class who invited me, because we would have had more fun. My college boyfriend was sort of a pain about lowering himself to go to a high school function.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:39 AM
 
Location: oHIo
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No I did not. I wasnít involved in high school activities, didnít go to games, I just wanted to be done with it. My (older) BF offered to take me, but I wasnít interested in spending all of that money on a dress, so I worked that night.

I feel I made the right decision.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:45 AM
 
Location: oHIo
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I agree. I did not go, did not want to go, and did not even think of going. High School was a very bad time for me. I skipped Graduation too, and I do not regret skipping either the prom or the graduation.

I have never been back to a reunion and keep up with very few people I knew growing up. So no regrets.

I did attend a college graduation, wished I had skipped that too. I have no "mementos " of high school...no class ring, no graduation invites, no diploma, no pictures....And I am glad, because I want nothing to remind me of it.
The only reason I attended graduation is because my parents were both high school drop outs and I knew it was important to them. Same with art sk00l. Did not give one single hoot about any of the trappings of HS, just wanted to be done with it all. I looked at it as a twelve year prison sentence. I really donít even have many memories of HS, to be honest.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:53 AM
 
Location: oHIo
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the guidance counselor called me into her office she told me she did not see my name on the purchased tickets list and I told her that was because I was not going to prom and she asked me why ? I told her to call my mom and ask her . Oh did she make the mistake of doing just that . My mom told her to mind her own business and to keep her nose out of our family business . That woman never asked me back to her office the rest of the school year . LOL no no prom for me ever thank God .
Good grief, how pushy is that??! Nothing like wanting to sell tickets under the guise of Ďcheckingí on you to make sure you werenít suicidal about not going to the *very* important prom, for crying out loud, lol.

Hooray for your mom, too!
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:58 AM
 
Location: oHIo
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Oh I wish I would have ... I have deep regrets about my teenage years because when I was a teenager; I decided I didnít want to end up being old with a lot of regrets. The irony ...

I hadnít set foot in a school for almost 2 years when my Senior Prom was held in 1986. My son was about 5 months old & we were living in a 325 sq ft, 1 bedroom apartment.

I returned to school later that same year but for college, not High School. So, no Prom. I graduated college but I took toddlers to the pediatrician for ear infections during spring break (I swear every year!) instead of going to Cabo. Iíve been married twice but never got to have a wedding.

Now Im 51 & I find myself looking at the beautiful dresses & trying to think up a scenario where I might be able to wear one. I donít know why itís the dresses that get to me. It sounds silly, or trivial but thatís what gets to me.
Awwwww, Iím sorry! My mom was a teenage parent and missed out on all that stuff, too.
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