In this photo taken on April 12, 1975, my mom is helping her cousin and best friend, Debbie, prepare for her wedding day.
This is a candid shot outside my mom’s house while she was getting her picture taken before heading off to McKeesport Area Senior High School’s prom on June 2, 1967. Her date was her high school boyfriend, Dave. She’s wearing her favorite color: yellow.
My mom went to the coolest afterparty. After attending the prom held at the McKeesport Area Senior High School vocational building gymnasium, she went to the popular Twin Coaches supper club on Route 51 in Rostraver Township where the entertainment for the night was The Temptations! Jealous!
From the 1968 Yough-a-Mon yearbook:
On June 2, the Vocational Gym expoloded with the colors and sounds of “Lollipops and Roses,” the Prom Theme of the Class of 1967. Music was supplied by Benny Benack and his orchestra; the many decorations, made under the direction of Mr. Joseph Ference, made the ’67 Prom truly a night to remember. The After-Prom Party at the Twin Coaches was heralded by the “Temptin’ Temptations,” which topped a perfect evening.
I would LOVE to find a picture of The Temptations performing at the Twin Coaches. If anybody out there has one, please contact me!
My maternal grandfather’s honorable discharge papers from the Army of the United States mention “3 days lost under AW 107.” The reason for this was that he slipped home for a weekend from his basic training at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland in order to visit the girl he was dating: my grandmother. His friend forgot to sign him back in.
This picture was taken on March 24, 1946, during “Tommy’s first weekend home,” as noted by my grandmother in her photo album.
I previously wrote about my pap in a Veteran’s Day post (now updated).
Since I started my photo posts with my mom, I thought I would continue with her side of the family for a while.
My maternal grandmother had this portrait taken in 1943, while she was a sophomore in high school. She would be around 15 or 16 years old in this photo.
My mom had this picture taken circa 1974-75 when she was 25 years old.
She told me she had it taken as a Christmas present for my dad.
I’ve been inspired by Denise Ritter’s photo blog, where she posts one new photo that she’s personally taken each day.
I’d like to blog on a more continual basis, so I thought I would do something similiar and post one historical family photo per day. I am starting to scan and archive photos electronically so I can preserve them… so why not share them?
I plan to post the first photo tomorrow! (Sorry family…)