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Did you attend your high school prom?

Response Percent Votes
Yes, and I had fun!
38% 273
No, I didn’t go
34% 244
Yes, it wasn’t as fun as I thought it would be
27% 195
Total 712


cj123 7 years, 1 month ago

I never went. Everyone I hung out with was older or thought the prom was dumb. I never regretted it!

Emily Campbell 7 years, 1 month ago

All four years... best nights of my life!

Jeremiah Jefferson 7 years, 1 month ago

Nope, didnt go.. Instead I went and got stalloned with my friends

LadyJ 7 years, 1 month ago

Hey we must have graduated the same year, there was also the anti baccalaureate. Good times.

RoeDapple 7 years, 1 month ago

What is the statute of limitations on . . . Well, no. wasn't there. I know nothing about the flat tires on the white limo or the bra on the Chesty Lion. That was another life. I'm rambling. Gotta go . . .

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

Naw. The night of my senior prom a couple of us were harvesting young ditchweed along the UP tracks by the river. The heads used it as filler for the "good" stuff. We made good money thataway. Hey, found some beauty oyster mushrooms today. Will fix'em up for lunch.

Ian Brown 7 years, 1 month ago

Well, buddy... I must say, you're either joking, lying, or confusing prom with homecoming. I do appreciate the humor, though. However, there's absolutely no way you were harvesting any outdoor dope in May or early June, whether it was ditchweed or not. The EARLIEST you could possibly harvest that garbage would maybe be early July, but I still doubt that. At this time of the year, you'd be lucky to find any plants that were more than a foot or two tall, and they would have absolutely no plant material worth smoking, just a few leaves.. (not that they have any real redeemable plant material when they top out at 8-12 feet tall, either.) Hell, I really don't even think they would have begun to acquire any of the thousands of seeds that they're notorious for.

Now... If you meant homecoming dance, then that crap would be ripe for the pickin's, if for nothing else than to make some rope with.

Sadly, my friends and I tried a similar thing way back in high school, but we did so in late September or early October when some of the plants were upward of about 13 feet tall, and consisted of little more than thousands upon thousands of seeds and leaves.

Anyhow, thanks for sharing this story and provoking me to reminisce on the good old days of high school when worries were few. And enjoy the oyster mushrooms.

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

If Vern Miller wants to come out of the vault and chase my arse for ditch pickin' 40 years later, well, let'er buck!

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

Oh, crap, you're right. It was homecoming. Sorry!

Ron Holzwarth 7 years, 1 month ago

Michoacán: One of the states of Mexico. Reminds me of the time back in 1976,,,

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

Con1, I never, ever would've guessed you as a picker.

independant1 7 years, 1 month ago

I picked a couple of duffle bags of that $h1t once back in 70's. The old plymouth stunk pretty bad. I'm lucky it didn't spontaneously combust in the trunk or get pulled over. Picked it on a moonlit night. Made me feel pretty big though. Here have a brick. Harmless but looked like the real mccoy.

oldvet 7 years, 1 month ago

Oh, what a night... What a lady, what a night!

Chrissy Neibarger 7 years, 1 month ago

I went long enough to get my picture takin proving that I was there and left in a hurry. What's fun about wearing uncomfortable clothes, getting all sweaty, and being deafened by the horrible music. Wouldn't have had it any other way.. Now if they played rock instead of techo crap things might have been different.

George_Braziller 7 years, 1 month ago

Prom and horrible music are one and the same.

Your's was "techo crap," mine was The Bee Gees and Olivia Newton John.

sr80 7 years, 1 month ago

I graduated early,enrolled at KU and got my a## handed to me !!!!

jhawkinsf 7 years, 1 month ago

Didn't attend high school for my junior or senior years so no prom. No reunions either.

Marty_McFly 7 years, 1 month ago

Yes, I went had a great time with my date. Yes, I was home schooled...

Deja Coffin 7 years, 1 month ago

My boyfriend broke up with me right before my junior prom so I didn't go... apparently I was too heart broken. My senior prom was fun but the guy I was dating at the time was a lame army boy who didn't know anyone and just followed me around all night like a puppy. What's that saying? It's been real and it's been fun but it hasn't been real fun..... yes, that was my prom.

sarahkel 7 years, 1 month ago

My senior year was the year they started breathalyzing at the door, so most kids made an appearance and then left. There was also a bad thunder storm threatening all the girls' hair and dresses. There was no food at prom and they ran out of water about an hour into it.

pace 7 years, 1 month ago

The vice principle told a bunch of girls that the prom was really for only some of the girls. I fell into the "right" stuff in her mind but my manners decided that the prom wasn't for me. The vice principal was a piece of work.

GmaD321 7 years, 1 month ago

Tonganoxie wasn't much fun if you weren't part of "in" crowds, i.e. cheerleaders, jocks. My boyfriend & I had more fun coming to Lawrence and partying with older friends. Didn't cost as much either. I was bullied by jocks and even the principal, who seemed to have a hairball when it came to me. I was shy and kept to myself. Go figure. Bontrager.

Scott Morgan 7 years, 1 month ago

Prom yep, 65 Grand Prix, pretty gal, full of vinegar, only a prom dates dad with a WW 2 camera with the largest flash bulbs in the world put a damper on the evening. The guy must have taken 25 pics, and I can still hear the funny noise as the camera recharged. Talk about being flash blind.

independant1 7 years, 1 month ago

Nope didn't go, cost too much money. Went to Homecoming freshman year, went with pretty girl. The corsage and dinner were expensive and a waste. Would've had more fun drinking beer down by the river.

I guess you could say I got no haute couture. Couldn't dance either.

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