Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bloggerette Sorority - An Evening to Remember


It was almost time for the dance to start. Elsie, Maude, Clara, Mattie and Edna
were running between each other's rooms borrowing a little pink rouge and  powder to enhance their young and already beautiful faces.
They picked at their "rats" and carefully tucked them into their hair to add a bouffant appearance that was so popular.
All teachers at a school nearby, the young women were thrilled to have been invited to a summer dance by five young male teachers at a boys' school not far away. Living at Mrs. Baker's Ladies' Boarding House,
certain rules had to be followed.
"NO MEN - NO SMOKING - NO DRINKING - NO PROFANITY"
A large sign greated the women as they walked in daily from school.
Mrs. Baker was strict to say the least.
Maude yelled for everyone to be at the front door in five minutes.
The young women all ran down the stairs, stood, looking at the mirror that hung by the front door, took a deep breath and gathered their composure.
Edna opened the front door and the stream of fashionable young ladies made their way down the steps.
It would be a night to remember!
It was only a half - mile walk to the civic building where all town functions
were held. The night was pleasant and as they had walked
people turned their heads to enjoy the sight of the young women.
Entering the building Clara was the first to see the group of  men
they were intended to meet.
"Don't act too anxious," she whispered to her friends.
Mattie thought it a good idea to make their way over to the punch bowl
and enjoy a cool drink before "being discovered".
Carl, Earl, Stan, Nick and Arthur spotted the young women they had
been waiting for. Two of them were slicking their hair down
and the other three were straightening their bow ties.
The ambled over to their "dates" and greeted them, presenting them
with tiny pink roses to pin to their dresses or put in their hair.
The music was just starting and everyone was anxious to try out their
new dance steps they had been practicing.
It was an evening of fun and even a little romance.
It was agreed that a Sunday picnic by the town lake was
in order for the next day.
As the young women made their way back home, being careful to
stay in a group, they shared little tidbits of conversation.
Stars were in their eyes and as they fell asleep that night
dreams of love and sweet kisses in their future left 
smiles on their lips. 









Join us for the fun!!



Oops! Forgot that I was supposed to add my picture with my
"rush project"!



Greetings from "Tejas"!






29 comments:

Lori E said...

Oh well done, very well done.
I love the new look over here too. I have apparently been missing out on a lot of good things lately

ewenique said...

Loved your story! And you even knew what hair rats were, mention those to kids nowadays and they have no clue. Hello sister, I'm Margaret from Missouri

Julie Harward said...

I enjoyed that...I could just see my mom at the dance where she met my dad! :D

Theresa said...

Love your story... it was if I were there:) Have a blessed day dear Karen! HUGS!

Jennifer said...

Love the new look on your page! And love the story! =)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Karen, that was just a wonderful! You are such a great writer and awesome storyteller! You are one creative lady and happy that you are my Sorority Sistah!

Hugs,

Nancy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a creative story and cool idea Karen!
HAGD,
Cindy

Rita said...

We are drawn back to a simpler time when things were quite different. I enjoyed your very well done story and enjoyed going back in time!

Laura said...

Karen-

This IS your gift.
Amazing-
Enjoy it!

Laura

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great story. You are so clever. Amazing at all the creativity. Glad to be your Sorority Sister. Hugs, Marty

Cindy said...

Adorable story!1 I too love to tell and share stories!
This Texas gal says hello and drop by sometime for a visit.

Cccccindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Karen said...

That - was too cool. I can just see and hear them. I would've loved to live in those days . . . well, except for Mrs. Baker. But what fun!
Ok, you have to keep going! I want to hear what happens!
Loved this! :) Karen

Cortney Lyon said...

Oh, I loved it! So creative and thoughtful. I love writing and reading, your blog is right up my alley.

Cortney from California

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

How wonderful, a story...I loved about the rats...great job sister!

Charlene said...

Love your little tabletop vignette! Pretty--and a story to boot! Very creative!

Charlene @ A Virtuous Woamn

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Being a story teller myself, I LOVE that your most creative part of this rush project was a story!!!!

Now, why didn't I think of that?

Great job.

Keetha from The Eclectic Company

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So sweet!! I hope the girls continue having adventures - I'd love to hear about them!!

From another one of your Texas Sisters!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it. It is so you!
jb

Gail said...

Hi Sister, You your story was delightful and such fun. Your clever display with the compacts was unique. Thanks for sharing your creative post.

Liz said...

AAAHHHH! So now there's a story to the picture... :) Very creative and a Cute picture of you!

Good Job Sister!

~Liz

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

PS....Karen, you are right next door to me almost. I didn't realize you were in McAllen. So, howdy neighbor!!!

Ya, keep an eye out for dear TS Alex. It's that time of year.

Hope the sweltering HOT isn't getting you down. Thanks for stopping by today.

From the Kitchen said...

Oh I love this post! I've got to investigate further and hope to be invited in the next "rush"!!

Hope you are having a good summer. I won't complain about our heat because I know it's hotter in Texas!

Love the new look!

Best,
Bonnie

Lululiz said...

What a great story teller you are! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit with you.

zandra said...

Hi, from New Jersey. Such a cute post. Great take on the photo. Can't wait for the rest of the other upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Andi's English Attic said...

What an excellent interpretation of the 'use this picture' rule. xx

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, Karen! What a lovely way to meet you! Your beautiful story warmed my heart and made me smile...thank-you! I love telling the stories of my ancestors along with their photos, and this made me think of a couple of stories of my great-grandmothers...beautifully done!

So glad to join you as a new sister in this lovely sorority, and looking forward to getting to know you better!

Julie from California

porter place cottage said...

Hi from Colorado! Great story - love the "new" look of your blog. Glad you joined.
Terrie

Lynn Stevens said...

Great story and so nice to meet you sister! I'm a little late in joining the party but making my way down the list!
Lynn

imaginationlane said...

My goodness..that was lovely! I don't believe anyone else has done a story to go with their picture. I so enjoyed that!

And lovely picture of you with the girls..wonderful rush project altogether. It's great to have you as a sister!

Lynette