Monday, January 2, 2012

What Year is It?

Man, my legs are sore from the 20 lunges I did yesterday, and you bet I'm doing more today. I will lunge, dance for 30 minutes, and sew today in keeping with my resolutions. I also played Qwirkle and chess with the kids last night, so the resolution to have less screen time and more family together time is off to a good start.

Now I want to share a newspaper article with you. My first thought was, hey - those girls in white look like my great-aunt's wedding photo where she had all her sisters wear white too!


Then I saw it was a debutante ball. So my second thought was, does the rest of the country do this, or is this just a southern thing? Is this how the Kardashians and Paris Hilton came out? (My third thought was that somebody could make a killing sewing white dresses in Mobile!)


Then I looked at the whole page and I thought, wait a minute - what year is this again?

3 comments:

gwensews said...

I think the south has the Deb balls all sewed up, so to speak. Claire Kennedy sews Deb gowns in Oklahoma. She's written a lot of articles on her website and Facebook about all the beautiful gowns.

Liba said...

Sister - I was presented at two debutante balls but you aren't a true deb until your parents shell out a TON of bucks for your own party! I totally think it's a Southern thing! I also think it was an excuse for the girls to get all dressed up and their parents to get really liquored up.

Sister said...

My goodness, Elizabeth, 2 deb balls?! Were they in the same year? We had nothing like it in Sylacauga, of course; just Little Mr. and Miss Cotton for the preschool crowd, which I never won. (And you knew Scott was in that too, right?) My surprise about the deb article was that it's segregated, just like Mardi Gras. Some things never change....