Murdo Girl…Coronation confusion

The lady isn’t here right now  so I’m writing this. When I was younger, my Dad told me about the first time Murdo had a Homecoming King. They had always just had a Queen. I don’t remember the name of the guy that got King, but he didn’t show up for Coronation. Someone found him and told him he had to go to the Coronation and crown the Queen. The guy said, “CROWN HER WITH A TWO BY FOUR!” next time I see Mr. Thune, I’m going to ask him if that’s true. Dad said it was just a one time thing and no King has ever done that since.

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I think I’ve got more sense now that I’m 14, but Mom is getting very forgetful. She can never think of anyone’s name. She says, “I’ll never forget old what’s his name.” Someone told her to go through the alphabet to jog her memory. She was trying to remember my cousin’s name. The one I just visited in New York. I could have told her, but she didn’t ask me. She said, “A..B. Oh, her name is Abby.”

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I’ve decided that it wouldn’t be a good idea for me to write about people’s personal business in my papers. I’ll just have to figure out another way to tell you about life in Murdo. I will practice by telling you about my first date. I just had it. Right when school started.

A boy  who doesn’t have a name, asked me to go to the show with him. I really like Noname, and I have since the 8th grade. That’s when he handed me a pretty ring with my birthstone in it and a red stuffed bear. He didn’t say a word, he just handed it to me, and I took it. I tried to wear the ring a couple of times, but it just didn’t feel right. It would have been a commitment to keep liking him, and I didn’t want to do that. What if a new kid comes along and he’s slightly cuter than Noname?

I couldn’t give the ring back, because I didn’t want him to think I don’t like him forever. Anyway, I put the ring in the pencil holder inside my desk and left it there. One day, it came up missing. Do you think another girl took it?  Or..maybe Noname took it back.

Whatever happened, he must have forgotten about the discomfort of the situation, because here he was, asking me for a date.

I said yes… I wore my Connie like Alden’s dress, nylons, and white Keds. He brought his sister to drive us, because he’s not old enough yet to get a license. She dropped us off at the show, and we sat behind all of our friends who were having a lot more fun than we were. His sister picked us up, and took us to the Frosty, where all our friends were having a lot more fun than we were.

I doubt Noname will ask me out ever again. It’s too bad it all got ruined. Things just weren’t right. I spent the whole time wishing I hadn’t worn those stupid nylons. They were way too hot. I shouldn’t talk about Mom, I can’t even remember the name of the movie we saw. I was too nervous. (Chitty, Chitty..Bang..Bang was at the Draper Theater)

See? I told you it wouldn’t take long to tell you about my first date.

I hope it gets cold soon. I know that sounds crazy, but I don’t have very many warm weather clothes, and I’m getting pretty sick of the Alden’s dress. I don’t care how Connie like it is. Oh yes. Here’s an update. I see her at school, and she hasn’t worn the same thing twice. Boy, that Frosty must really pay good. I’m for sure going to apply there for next summer, even though Mom will have a fit!

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Suzanne Bork and Joe Thomas Homecoming King and Queen.

 

Homecoming is in a couple of weeks, and I can’t wait! On Thursday night we have Coronation in the auditorium. They crown the King and Queen, then a couple of older people in their 2o’s get up and tell where their old classmates are. (At least the ones they can find.) Next, we have a pep rally outside. The cheerleaders do some cheers, but the main thing is, they start a huge M on fire. When it’s all burned up pretty good, the cheerleaders lead a snake dance all over town. A snake dance is when all the kids clasp hands and then run in the shape of a snake. You don’t want to get toward the end of a snake dance, because to make it look like a snake you have to run back and forth and still keep up with the head of the snake.

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Oh my, am I too late for the snake dance?

Friday night is the football game, followed by the homecoming dance. I’m not saying that anyone will ask me anyway, but I’m not going to make eye contact or accept a note from any boy, because I’m still feeling the sting of my first date. I haven’t been to a homecoming dance yet, and I want to see what goes on.

I almost forgot. We also have a big parade down Main St. on Friday. Every class makes a float, which is really hard work, because you have to stuff tons and tons of napkins into chicken wire. We make our floats in someone’s garage. Let me tell you…It’s unbelievable how neat it looks when we’re all done.

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I wonder who these kids are?
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This might be what our float”might” look like when we’re seniors.

 

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Would you look at that getup..someone needs to tell her she’s not the Queen.

12 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Coronation confusion

  1. Valerie Halla May 29, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    Great idea sharing your first date. Loved it!

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  2. countrygirl57 May 29, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Love it! Especially the “not the queen ” picture! 😍😍😍

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  3. lifelessons May 29, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    On my first date (also at the Murdo show) all my girlfriends came and sat behind us and giggled. I was embarrassed and wouldn’t let him hold my hand. One of those friends later married him! Now that was a long range plan… ha.

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      • Mary Francis McNinch May 29, 2016 / 10:49 pm

        I was so immature…I found the Sanderson tapes, I’ll look for a place to convert them for SD

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      • lifelessons May 29, 2016 / 10:53 pm

        Great. I just noticed that I told the tale I was thinking of.. The man who came up to our booth was Glen Poppe’s son. He may have been in your class? This isn’t gossiping as he wouldn’t care being identified… The joke was on me!!! I think his name was Robert and the show was in Bellingham, Washington.. Both of us a long way from home. Fame by means of a bad hairstyle.

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      • Mary Francis McNinch May 29, 2016 / 10:59 pm

        Bobby Poppe was a few years younger. He’s cousins to the Lindquists. That he recognized you from the annuals is unbelievable…the world is small.

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      • lifelessons May 29, 2016 / 11:01 pm

        I know… He hadn’t even looked at my name… or so he maintained. And I promise, I had changed my hairdo!

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      • Mary Francis McNinch May 29, 2016 / 11:06 pm

        I haven’t seen you in years and I could have picked you out of a line up. That’s good!

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      • lifelessons May 29, 2016 / 11:16 pm

        Well, you can bet I haven’t posted any of my worst portraits, Mary!!!

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