I found these photos and for the life of me, I have no idea how they came to be!
As I said in a previous blog post, I have known Skip & Eddie for a long, long time. We saw them all the time, whenever we were at our Cottage in Indiana, where they lived. I had always assumed they were cousins of mine, since my parents, made us call their parents, “Aunt and Uncle.”
Yet, here they are, with Val White and me, as our “dates” for our High School Homecoming!
I don’t remember asking them to come…I don’t know why this happened at all!
My Mother absolutely adored both of these guys so maybe she thought they would make good “dates” for us?! That sounds like a plausible story, so I am going to think that she was the one who invited them to come and take me and Val to the Homecoming Dance. (How embarrassing is all that?!)
Being the nice guys that they were, of course Skip & Eddie came to Chicago, to take care of the deed! I think my Dad even gave us money for dinner and it might have been the first (and last) time I ever ate lobster. I do not remember the dance at all, but I guess the photos do show that we went and they were there to go with us.
UPDATE: I have talked to Val about this and she remembers us getting a lot of grief from our school friends for importing dates for the Homecoming Dance! Ah…always the rebels!