Fall is in the air, it was Homecoming last Friday Night.
Homecoming was a big deal in the late 1960’s. Everyone and their uncle came back to town for the big football game and the dance.
The Homecoming Royalty was picked by popular vote weeks before. Everyone just voted for who they wanted..very democratic. The Sophomores and Juniors chose one beautiful girl to represent their class. The three Senior Gals with the highest amount of votes all went shopping for a great dress.
There was a flurry of activity making millions of tissue paper flowers for the class float and the excitement of the bonfire that was held in the school parking lot the night before the big game. On Friday morning..the entire school would vote for the Homecoming Queen. The results were kept secret until the coronation in the afternoon.
In 1967 the choices were:
One of the most popular girls who was in the right “click”.
The foreign exchange student.
One of the sweetest gals you could ever hope to meet, who was quiet and shy.
Far Guy was in the Ushers Club, homecoming was a big deal for the Ushers Club..they would be the escorts for the Queen and her royal court.
The dress was navy blue velvet, the sweetest gal in the senior class won, and she was escorted by Far Guy.
He often tells the “grand's” that this was the time he was the king, because he escorted the queen.
From the left: Dennis, Hilda ( my cousin) Junior class attendant, Mark, Mayu, Sheila, Gene, Janie, Floyd, Doreen Sophomore class attendant and Larry.
Oh boy PETA would have a hey day now a days. I believe the fur coats/stoles were borrowed from a few ladies in the community. Back then many people wore fur coats. It was cold out there on the football field that night.
I was in-between boyfriends..so I went to the dance with a bunch of my girl friends. Far Guy had a date..I am not sure which of his many girlfriends was his date that night.
The Junior class float won the prize for the best float in the parade..making a million flowers out of Kleenex must have looked impressive to someone. I was a Junior that year, and Far Guy was a Senior:)