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Treasure Chest Thursday – My Prom Garter
January 5th, 2012 by Jessica

In an effort to document my family treasures which cannot be scanned in, I am publishing this series of pictures as part of the Treasure Chest Thursday theme at Geneabloggers.  Someday in the future, I hope to shed some light on these treasures for my family who might inherit them.  What were they for?  Who did they come from? Why were they considered treasures?  Let’s find out.

My Prom Garter

My Prom Garter

Corey and Jessica, HHS Prom 1995

Corey and Jessica, HHS Prom 1995

Well lookie what we have here!  This one is a treasure, for sure.  It is significant on several levels.

First of all, what is it? This is my garter belt from my High School Senior Prom, worn on the big night in May 1995.  My date for the evening at the Heritage High School prom was my boyfriend, Corey Sundquist.

Why is it significant?  It has a Black Rose.  That was my nickname in high school.  I instantly fell in love with this garter and HAD to have it.  I bought it at the mall a few weeks before prom and wore it under my prom dress.

Incidentally, my hunter green velvet prom dress is also a family treasure.  It’s stored in my closet.  I had it handmade by a local tailor in Saginaw, Michigan.  I picked out the fabric at Jo-Ann’s and picked out the pattern, and commissioned the tailor to make it for me.  I wanted a dress that wasn’t like anybody else’s dress, and that’s precisely what I got.  I felt like a princess in that dress.

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