From Overalls to Formals, The Senior Prom at 49!


OK, That's out of the way...
Hi peeps!
I'm back in Cincy after a great trip. On my birthday, I escorted my Mom to the Senior Prom. It was an honor. She had never been to a prom, so I hope we did it up right! I was going to spike the punch, but decided it may screw up everyone's meds...
 As most of you know, both my Parent's have been struggling with many health issues. I never expected my Mom to walk again after her last stroke, but with a huge community of helpers and much work on her part, she walked into the prom all by herself! She was so excited to go and there was no other place on earth I would rather have spent my birthday. She was my official prom queen. Of course, there had to be corsages ;) 
 And lots of laughs!
The event was hosted by the Medco Senior Center, Morganfield, Ky. 
A live bluegrass band, orange punch, great eats and lots of love!
This is one of the reasons Mom is doing so well. My dear friend, S,  who works at the Senior facility Mom stayed at. We grew up together and throughout this experience, we have been reunited. She has continued to do therapy with Mom even after she was sent home. It has made all the difference. If ya don't use it....
And, She was rockin' her prom dress!
I chose a dress my Mom really liked. Since it was her day, I dismissed my original attire, which consisted of a vintage hat, pearls... (You get the idea). She chose a lace top and watercolor skirt. We both were pretty coordinated. My corsage was a wrist one, but it broke before I could wear it, so it got pinned on. Better for photos anyway! Yes, I lugged my giant camera bag with me. I gotta do something about that...
Dress: Goody's // Shoes: Gabriel Bros. both retail/on sale
 It was freaking HOT that day!!! I was sweating glistening like a pig. 
Though, do they sweat glisten? I've never seen it...

The festivities:
From Formals to Overalls! My kind of party!
All the ladies were beautiful....
We were home by midnight. Well, actually 5:30pm...
                                             (Prom Queen and King above)
Thanks Mom. For having me. For loving me.
Have a loving weekend everyone!
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20 comments:

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Pure magic!!!!

Penny-Rose said...

Reading this post and seeing the pics made me smile through a few tears . What a wonderful relationship you have with your Mom, and such a lovely occasion. How beautiful you both look, you will surely remember this as a very special event. So often people forget that older people need to have fun and get dressed up - the prom king and queen are just adorable,

sabine said...

Belated happy birthday wishes! I see you had a wonderful day!
You three look so beautiful and happy. I'm glad to hear your mother feels better.

Charlotte Issyvoo said...

I think your mom and I have a similar style. I like her outfit and I like the outfit she chose for you too.

I've been called "grandma" since I was about 21, but now that I'm disabled, I really can relate to all these old ladies all dressed up in their wheelchairs, wrapping things up at 5:30. It's a lovely story.

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Meghan Edge said...

That looks wonderful and fun! :-)

Connie said...

49 is the perfect age to go to a formal. When you're younger it's all just too much drama! You and your mom look so beautiful!!! What a wonderful thing.

Alex M said...

Woo Hoo! I think these proms are a great idea. Having had a mom in assisted living, I know how exciting they can be for the attendees. And a happy birthday to you -- you youngster!!!

Carina Rosenholm said...

Just great that you got to take your mom to prom! The pics are so Lovely ...
Xxx

Frocktasia said...

What a wonderful post Reva, so full of light and love. Your mom looks so gorgeous & happy as do you...xXx

thorne garnet said...

what a wonderful idea! Love the photo with the rainbows shooting out

I must be covered in glisten right now. Just came in from trimming tree branches, it's before 9am, but it's still way to humid! Then it started raining......

Underemployed said...

I cried. You're wonderful. Tell mom she looks fan-fucking-tastic!

Melanie said...

That last photo is awesome, Reva. Thanks for sharing these photos. Your mom looks gorgeous in her watercolour skirt and I love your florals. The two of you together are just stunning. I'm impressed by all the beauty at the prom. What an excellent idea. Happy Birthday!!!

Joanna DeVoe said...

This post is soooo SWEET!!! Very touching... got me a lil' choked up. That last pic is absolutely adorable.

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

oh my gosh how SWEET!!! I feel all mushy inside now!! I'm seriously over here with a silly dreamy grin on my face like I just watched a good Disney movie!

Rod said...

How truly beautiful my queen is...
I am the luckiest guy in the world.

I Love You -
4ever x Infinity

Krista Gassib said...

I love everything about this post! The fact that they had a prom how magical! You and your mom and just gorgeous!
Xxxoooo

Sheila said...

Aw, that's really lovely - great pictures of you and your mom, and all the ladies, in your finery!

menopauselsupermodel said...

your mom is just stunning!!
This was just so much sweet adorableness!!! all of those ladies and gents in their finery--just makes me melt!

Terri said...

What a fabulous idea this prom is. I love the photo (#3 I think) with your and your mom smiling so big!

Bella Q said...

You are fabulous- I am so out of it- but I miss you. Hope you had an amazing birthday and are doing well.

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