a newspaper man adjusts his pen

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Not your ordinary prom flowers or escort

A good friend asked me over a few weeks ago to take some photos of her daughter, shown above, dressed for the high school prom.

Several days later, when I showed this photo around the newsroom where I work, everyone said the girl was lovely before being immediately drawn to her unusual bouquet of flowers.

“Those are so different,” most of them said. That was followed by questions about what her date had on his head.

The boy was among several at Belle Vernon Area High School in Southwestern Pennsylvania who chose to wear baseball caps backwards rather than crown their heads with top hats to match their tuxedos. Weird fad, I thought, before asking him to remove the hat for some shots to keep when he grows up.

That said, it’s nice to know there is one florist in this hard-pressed Mon Valley owned by someone with an imagination. So if you’re looking for something different to mark a special occasion, consider placing an order at the place that delivered the arrangement, Monessen Florist.


jtogyer said...

Baseball caps ... turned backwards ... with tuxedos?!

That's not "cute," it's just dumb.

There was a time when we tried to act classy, even if we were poor.

Now we try to act like B-list rappers and we think it's classy.

I had to go to the funeral home last night. One of the other mourners was dressed in jeans ... dirty ones.

My mom would have slapped the stupid out of me if I'd gone to the funeral home in jeans ... or worn a baseball cap with a tux.


Scott Beveridge said...

I can tolerate clean blue jeans in church or a funeral home.
It annoys me to see people dressed like bums in court, though.

Miss Shona said...

Thank you for the compliments on my blog :-D

I agree, those flowers are gorgeous. I love how the work ethnic (and pride in ones work) prevails here in the Mon Valley in general. We do not have a booming economy on our side, but we still believe in doing a good job when we do get the opportunity. Sadly, this is not the case everywhere. Many people take their professions for granted.