|(Not my prom, but certainly could have been...we all looked just like that!)|
The year I was a Freshman, my sister was a Junior...so her class was hosting the prom. One of the nights the Juniors were supposed to be decorating, my gang was having a birthday party at one of our houses. Several of my friends were dating Junior boys who were also at the party...sometime in the evening, the Junior girls all showed up to drag all the boys away to help decorate!
One of my friends' boyfriends drove a Jeep...and he had left it there while going to decorate...my friend and two others who dates had also gone to help decorate, decided to take a little joy ride in the Jeep! (Of course none of us were old enough to drive..legally!) So the three of them crammed into the front....I decided at the last minute to go along and jumped in the back!
She gunned off...me hanging on for dear life bouncing around in the back! We roared out to the edge of town...turned around then came roaring back...I doubt if the vehicle could go over 40 miles an hour...but at the time it seemed pretty wild! The house where the party was sat on a large lot with a long gravel driveway. The driveway ended in a circle around a group of trees. As we came down the drive, we "zoomed" around the circle..once...twice..then on the third time...going a little faster each time, my friend lost control..we went crashing through the wall of a garage/barn next door!
|Again..not the actual Jeep, but very similar!|
By then the guys were back from helping decorate...and our CRASH! certainly brought out the entire neighborhood! The guy who owned the house next door was not very happy with us wild teenagers! I guess by today's standards, we would have been considered real juvenile delinquents, but again, small town...everyone knew everyone...we were just lucky none of us were really hurt! We really learned our lesson! Sometimes innocent fun which turns into disaster can be a real life experience...none of us were ever involved in anything so stupid again!
I think if I remember right...none of us went to the prom that year!!! The Junior girls won that event over the Freshmen girls!!!