The Gazette recently asked its readers for pictures of their proms from years gone by and they were happy to oblige! Many who responded are now married to their high school sweethearts and look back fondly on their proms.
“Way back then we were crazy about proms, and went to five of them — together!” said Pamela Clark.
Patrick and Catherine (Carson) Williams have been married for 36 years and have seven children and 13 grandchildren. “We began dating in the 10th grade and have been together ever since,” Patrick said.
Some, such as Bob and Peg Mumau who have been married for 53 years, are now attending the grand march at their grandchildren’s schools.
While the photos have faded and styles have come and gone, the memories have endured.
“It was a great time decorating and a lasting memory,” the Mumaus said.
United High School, May 1961
George Clark and Pamela Carney
A little less than 2 years after this prom we got married and now are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Way back then were crazy about proms, and went to five of them—together!
Bob and Peg (Lockard) Mumau, Purchase Line prom May 1958
This was a special day for Peg as it was her 18th birthday.
Peg is a graduate of Purchase Line and Bob graduated from Marion Center in 1957. They have been married for 53 years.
They have three children, six grandchildren, one great grandson, two step-grandchildren and two step-great-granddaughters.
The gym at the school was decorated beautifully and the entertainment was the then popular: “Micky and Sylvia” and “George Hamilton IV”
Since taking the proms taking the proms out of the schools, the kids today are missing something so special. It was a great time decorating and a lasting memory.
We have been attending the grand march as the grandchildren go to their prom. Grandson Ryan and his date, Stephanie, attended Purchase Line prom Saturday, April 27.
Jim Mollo and Roseanne (Dick) Mollo, May 1959, old Blairsville Senior High School
Allen Shirley and Debra Anderson, May 1970, Blairsville Junior-Senior High School
Shirley (Shick) Lloyd and Bill Lloyd, 1961, Purchase Line High School
Bob Mumau and Peg (Lockard) Mumau, May 1958, Purchase Line High School
Carson Greene Jr. and Peggy Sue (Menefee) Greene, May 1963, Collins High School, Oak Hill, W. Va.
Dick Clark, Jennifer Williams, Terry Cover, Anne Dale, 1977, Indiana Area Senior High School
Gary and Alyce Zuchelli, May 1973, Apollo-Ridge High School
George Clark and Pamela (Carney) Clark, May 1961, United High School
Mitzi Davison, Herb Brantlinger, Jim Buzzelli, Joann Herby, 1957, Blairsville High School
Larry Maniccia and Donna (Fulmer) Maniccia, 1960, Indiana High School
Patrick Williams and Catherine (Carson) Williams, 1975, Indiana Area Senior High School
Patrick Williams and Catherine (Carson) Williams, 1976, Indiana Area Senior High School
Thomas E. Elliott and Linda (McAnulty) Elliott, 1968, Homer-Center High School
Tom Feulmer and Judy (Fleming) Feulmer, 1961, Indiana High School