This week’s Thursday blogfest, hosted by Kristen, includes photos from an event I participated in during my freshman year of college. The year was Spring of 1987.
As you will see, it’s highly likely I participated because, quite frankly, I did not know any better. Chalk it up to inexperience in life or just lack of judgement by the 18 year old trying to “find” herself while away from home.
Many of the girls on my floor in the dorm were doing it and gosh golly I was going to do it too. Don’t worry mom, this was all the peer pressure I succumbed to at college.
I have mentioned my college before and we did some pretty strange things in the name of tradition. Believe it or not this is not at the top of the strange list. But that’s another day and another post.
Every year in the spring, Judson College has an alumnae weekend known as “J-Day”. Alumnae from all over come back and relive their college memories for a couple days. During my years there, the freshman class had a once in a lifetime opportunity to “dance around the maypole”. My friends
held me at gunpoint convinced me to participate. Somehow.
What??? You want to know why “girls” and a Baptist women’s college were performing a maypole dance? I wish I could tell you, I really do. And now that I have done a Google search on maypole dancing, I want to deny my participation. However, the photos say otherwise.
3rd Floor Kirtley Dorm Maypole Beauties (me on bottom right):
One of my best buddies:
I obviously had a skipping good time:
Well, now that the humiliation is over click on over to We Are THAT Family and check out all the other
black mail fabulous photos that may have never seen the inside of a scrapbook. You might even catch our hostess, Kristen, in a spectacular swimsuit.