Want to know some of the stuff I've found?
Well, too darned bad. I'm telling you anyway.
- A dried flower from my first formal dance.
Don't know why I've kept the thing all these years, but I have, and I'm still keeping it. The girl I took doesn't know it, but I had a mad crush on her and was taken aback when I found out she hadn't been asked to prom yet. And then, dodo that I am, I forgot to ask her what color dress she was wearing.
So I'm like, "What color vest should I wear?" At the tux shop.
The advice? "Red. Red goes with everything. Except purple."
What was the likelihood she'd wear purple? Think of all the other colors there are to choose from. I mean, you've got red, for starters, and then blue, and yellow, and green, and white and black and chartreuse and puce and salmon and all sorts of other colors...
And then I get there to pick her up... and she's wearing -
A beautiful purple gown.
:) It was a nice date, though. The first and last date I ever took her on.
- The first award I ever won in ballroom
It's a medal, for a team routine. I was so stoked.
- My fedora
Yes. You heard me. Only the most awesome piece of headgear ever invented.
- Some artwork I did as a teenager
And here are a couple of pieces of it.
|From my second formal dance - I decided to DRAW the flower rather than KEEP it. Smart, eh?|
|This one is of me and my sister. It's modeled after a photo of Fred Astaire with his sister.|
|See? Fred Astaire and his sister Adele. She was a great dancer too. I think the story goes she decided to have a family rather than pursue fame and glory as a dancer. Don't quote me on that until you look it up and verify it.|
|And my beloved fedora! How I belove it!|