Summer also brought Drill Team camps. We trained at Strutter camp in San Marcos, Texas, as well as an additional camp at the University of Texas. I performed a duet with my Co-Captain Kathy, tuxedos and canes were our props in "New York, New York" and we came in second. My "permanent boyfriend" was now a full time representative for a leading printing company. He would schedule his travel around my camps to come and enjoy lunch with me on the river in San Marcos. Our team came home with countless ribbons and trophies preparing us for my final year as Captain of the Steppers.
Stepper obligations ended with red roses and the girls made two posters, one of my "permanent boyfriend", whom they all knew, and one of me from the dance "New York, New York". ( I still have them both and we now laugh over how young we looked) These girls will always hold a special place in my heart!
SAT test was taken...then we didn't prep for the test, we just showed up on a Saturday and took it. My application was sent into the University of Texas and my acceptance letter came by the first of the year.
Spring held half day classes, a job at Hickory Farms, performances at basketball games and anticipation of graduation.
|I made my dress!! Also pictures from my grandmothers.|
Instead, he would travel with me to my grandmother's house for Christmas and buy an appropriate Christmas gift. He was accepted by my whole extended family. My grandmother would pull him aside and say, "Now there are all my granddaughters and if it doesn't work out with Janette than you can have your pick. I want you in the family." She loved him to the day God took her home and he honored her love by speaking and singing at her funeral.
He suggested that I date around during college so that there would never be any regrets...I SAID "NO WAY!"
My graduation gift was a walnut, cedar-lined hope chest...can you tell where my thoughts were? My neighbor gave me my first item, a wooden rolling pin. It started getting filled up!
My journey is almost complete...next week will tell what happened next....no more posts after that. Thanks for joining me on this journey......it has been more than I could have imagined.
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