Senior Prom creates both flashbacks, new memories

Skirts twirled. Heels clicked. Cameras flashed. Gentlemen and ladies paired off and swayed their way out onto the dance floor.

It was a scene not unlike Jan Heady’s senior prom at Blue Hill, back in the 1960s.

In those days, however, Jan never had a date. She was among the girls who lined one side of the gymnasium while a row of shy, unwilling boys remained glued to the opposite side of the room. In those days, no gentleman asked her to dance.

“I never had a date to the prom,” she said.

That changed for good on Sunday afternoon.

Jan’s husband of 40 years, Drew, eagerly led his wife in the waltz, the polka and the two-step, simultaneously redeeming the chance to ask his sweetheart to a high school dance.

“Back then, my wife got all dressed up for prom, but was never asked to dance. I’m sure she was just as beautiful then as she is now,” Drew said. “I am honored to be her first date to prom.”

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