Tri-City Ledger -

By Earline Smith Crews
Guest Columnist 

The pulpwood truck and prom night


April 12, 2018

Early April, 1959. I had a date for the prom. I had a beautiful gown, all lavender, strapless, full skirted netting, ballerina length. BORROWED from Mary Kate Mantel. I had new white pumps, an early graduation gift from my sister. I had a new pair of thigh high hose with seams. I yet had to figure out how those things were suppose to stay up on my skinny legs. I would do one of two things. I could use Mama's garters and roll the suckers down to just above my knees, or I could sneak my sisters new garter belt and temp the hounds of hell if I got caught wearing it. I planned to temp the hound...

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