Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A 1970's Valentine Tale-Your Laugh For The Day

The other day I was blog hopping
and came across a blog
called
Amanda is a cutie..
go visit and see for yourself.
Anyway, she asked for the
most memorable
Valentine's Day stories.
I think she meant romantic ones.
However, I have an
un-romantic, funny tale.

This is me..
Taken in the year 1973.
A year when I was single
and living in Florida.
A year when I was
dating.
A year when micro minis
worn over
HOT PANTS
 were
all the rage.
(Anyone remember hot pants?;>)
Who is that girl and
where did she go?
MyHero prefers NOT to
remember this time
but I gotta tell you
I did have some fun.

I worked for a TV station
and had lots of contacts.
One day one of the gals
I worked with invited
me to "get a date" and
attend
The Sheriff's Ball
with her and her hubby.

Now, when I hear the word
BALL
I think of a BALLROOM.
Don't you?
One like this?
I had a 
Go-To-Guy for dates,
handsome and wickedly funny.
Nothing romantic,
just a fun, let's go
kind of guy.
I called him to see if
he would like to go with me.
Sure.He.Would.
What are you wearing? He asked.
A gold lame' halter gown.
It was very similar to this one.

Great! He said he would pick me up.
He did and off we went to
The Ball.
He showed up in a tuxedo
with a
GOLD CUMMERBUND
because he was just
THAT GUY...
A BALL. Right?
I was excited to see
THE BALLROOM
What we GOT was
 bar...a NICE BAR...
but-a bar and grill.
Everyone except US
was in
Blue Jeans and
Cowboy Hats.
After getting over the momentary
shock and bowing to laughter
all the way around,
we had a great time.

Everyone thought we were
King and Queen
of the Ball.

I gotta tell you.
I had a BALL..
With or without
the fancy ball room.
We danced till the place closed
and went to Lums for breakfast...
gold lame' and all!
Wait till my grandkids get old
enough to read,
and understand,
this story.

How about you?
Any surprise
Valentine's stories
that you would like
your grandkids to read about someday?

I'm betting there is....

your photo name

41 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

That is so cute and funny. You were a hottie there my friend! Good times good timeS!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I laughed out loud at that one Diana!
But look how wonderful it turned out!
You were quite the cutie and sounds like you were having a fun life!
Florida to Wisconsin? Huh?
Have a great day!
Cindy

sissie said...

Ooh girl, look at those legs! You were and still are very beautiful.
I remember those crazy 70's!

This is a great story. I love it.

hugs
Sissie

Gina said...

Look at you, you blonde bombshell! This is a cute story. It's better to be overdressed than underdressed, right?

Susie said...

Diana, I have never been to any kind of ball, not even prom. I have to say you are a knock out in that wee little skirt. :):) smiles, Susie(She Junks)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I could see from your profile picture that you are quite an attractive woman, Diana, but I imagine that in that skirt, in those days, you had many a guy who wanted to be your "go to" guy! : ) That is funny, especially because I always question my hubby when we are invited someplace through him ~ "where is it?", "is it a fancy place?", "what is it for?", etc.

Anonymous said...

what a hottie for sure!!! Great story, I think I had those shoes,

Anonymous said...

How stylish were you in that mini skirt. WOW! I bet you were never short of dates....hot!
This story had me laughing so much, I can just picture it, so funny.

Michelle said...

Hi Di,
Very cute story! I love that super mini dress. Oh, thank goodness for memories. I was just sent a picture of me at 18, yikes. That feels like a lifetime ago!
xoxo

Nellie said...

How funny, Diana! I remember that skirt length well! In fact, I may have a couple of dresses from that era that I have kept for some reason.:-) Can't come up with any funny Valentine's Day stories, though.

Sherry said...

What can I say??? You took it with a good dose of humor and had a wonderful time. I think I would have been brewing the entire evening. I read this over 3 times chuckling.

Julie Harward said...

You are gorgeous...bet the 70's were super fun for you! Love the story too, I have some funny stories but not Valentine ones. :D

Debby said...

You were a beauty then just as you are now.
That is so funny. I bet you did look like the queen and king.
I can't think of anything that stands out like that.....I must have been pretty boring, hah.

Marti said...

Loved your story. Great that you didn't let appearances stop you. That speaks well of you.

Tete said...

So, you're one of those girls all of us loved hating...look at you! Love that dress you had!
So, Queen of the Valentine Ball, what in the world happened to that go to guy of yours????
Oh, the 70s in Florida...how much trouble did you get into down there? Gold lame' at a bar and grill- there has to be more stories of fun and frolic from you!
Never let Sweetcheeks go south...
I have no such stories, and I'm sticking to it!

Japolina said...

Super groovy post today Diana! Love it.

Pamela said...

Oh i loved this story Diana!!! What a great way to start off my day!!! A day of going to dreaded work that is1
Oh i bet you were a hot , gorgeous sight!!!!!
Your hubby probably gets jealous of this story lol!!!
Pamela xo

Suzie said...

I remember hot pants but I had so forgotten Lums! Loved that place!!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Hot pants, oh yes, I remember! Love your awesome post and you do look terrific in those hot pants girl!

Hugs,
Nancy

WeeFaerie said...

What a cute story! You are so beautiful and brave for posting, my dh would be sooo jealous if I even mentioned that I could remember anything before we met!

Pam said...

You had a life before you met MyHero? I don't believe it. Love that halter dress. Very Marilyn Monroe-ish.

KAT said...

great story ! I wish I had a gold dress like that ! ...you sure are a good sport. Queen of the "ball" ...that is wonderful

-KAT-

Patty Patterson said...

That's too funny! But - it's better to be over dressed than under dressed. Just imagine how one of those cowboys might have felt if he and his date showed up in jeans and boots and everyone else was in evening wear.

And you probably looked like a princess!

Nezzy said...

I do, I do remember those hot pants. I had all sorts of outfits in college that had 'hot pants'.

Yep, I'm full of stories girl.

God bless and have a magnificent day sweetie!!! :o)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Aren't you a hottie!! A gold lame dress~I'm sure none of those cowboys minded at all!
I don't think I'd call that a ball, though. The name was a little misleading, wasn't it?

Special 'K' said...

Thanks for the laughs! So funny! By the way I do remember hot pants. It is so funny to look back on old photos you mention clothes what about hair dos. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Oh my gosh Lums!!!! It has opened in Providence Rhode Island....and everyone said it's the sam e burgers with sauce.....can't wait to try it. Love those hot pants!!!!

Ruth Kelly said...

I remember hot pants - those were the days. I was much more slender and I don't have any fun Valentines stories but it was nice to remember the good ole days.

Suzann said...

Diana,
What a great story you shared I bet you were the Queen of the Ball
Thanks for sharing!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH MY Diana, that is a funny story! And yes I do remember hot pants...I think they are what got me my husband LOL!

Donna said...

Love the skirt and hot pants, Diana! You certainly were a hotty!

Yep, I remember them, and, oh yeah I did wear them, too! ;)

Nope, no funny stories for the public eye!! he he he!

Hope it's a good day, blessings,
Donna

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Diana, You're so funny! You were quite a hottie! You really haven't changed, so share your secrets! I love the gold lame'! This is another lemons to lemonade story!

mommyiscoocoo said...

Yay! This coocoo Momma appreciates the blog love. And, more importantly this is a hilarious post. I LOVE the pictures. I give you and that little white skirt a grrrrr.

You go Nana!

wendy said...

Look at you in that HOT mini skirt. Very nice.
Lets see...by 1973 I already had one child.
GOsh..what did they expect you would think when they said Sheriffs BALL
certainly Not a bar and grill
that must have been hysterical, but sounds like you guys pulled it off very well !!!

I don't think I have any funny valentine stories to tell.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Yes, I can see it all! Great story... Love it! Thanks!

Jane
Flora Doora

Red Rose Alley said...

You look like a gorgeous babe there, Diana. What a cute story. It's usually the times we least expect it that we have the best times, ya know? You will have to tell your grandkids that one someday. haha Loved the fashion back then.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

bj said...

Well, Miss HOT....I am thrilled you had a good time. It could have been one of those "rushing back to the car and bawling your eyes out" so am glad you turned it around. :))

Raspberry and Creme Cheese muffins?
OH MY GOSH !!
If you win my tiny box of muffin wrappers, you HAVE to give me that recipe.
I am STILL drooling over your chocolate gravy.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Yes, I remember 1973 well. LOL I just had a baby the year before!
You are gorgeous yes, thoswe were the days! I bet all the women there were jealous:)

Rondell♥

Rebecca said...

The 70's were NUTSO! But girlfriend....you have some GAMS! I have these little short legs and I soooo wish I'd been born with legs like yours and blond hair, too!

Sooo funny. Laughed my hot pants off!

xoRebecca

A Cottage Muse said...

Hey hottie!
Great story...do you still have the dress?

camp and cottage living said...

Diana
You looked adorable, hot pants and all!
It doesn't surprise me that you made a kick-butt night out of what some would have considered a disaster. You seem like that kind of a lady.
I do wonder (for myself, not you) who came up with that line-You're not getting older, you're getting better! I look at my old photos and wonder if that was really me!