Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Prom Goers

It has all the components of a prom: fancy dresses, tuxedoes, sparkling jewelry, a location that is prominent, elegant flowers and towering table centerpieces, candlelit votives, a "live" band and dancing, notable guests, honorees who wear crowns (or get crystal sparkling vases), and manners heightened when speaking to others.
This occasion has been dubbed The Swedish Prom or The Covenant Prom by those "in the know." And we attended said occasion this past weekend as guests of Diann and Larry.
Details:
THE SWEDISH COVENANT HOSPITAL BENEFIT DINNER
Where: The Museum of Science and Industry
When: Saturday, October 11, 2008
Time: 6:oo PM - ? (We left shortly after midnight)
Just as we entered the U Boat Submarine area for pre-dinner socialization and drinks, our photo was taken. Isn't that just like at a prom? However the beverages were different than those served at a prom.
Here we see the Prom King and Queen, Rollie and Janis Carlson! They were honored with the "Spirit of Compassion" award. We love these special people! Part of the fun of the evening gala at the Museum of Science and Industry was being able to go to special exhibits there with no waiting or lines. Here, our hosts pose with their family in the elevator going down, down, down to the coal mine. We also were able to tour the submarine and the new Smart House. Finally, it was time to kick up our heels and dance! Too bad my new shiny shoes were killing my feet by then.

We had a wonderful evening at this event...thanks Diann and Larry for having us as your guests.

As far as the "After Prom" the next morning? We were in the church nursery feeling like creaky grown-ups as we came home far beyond our usual bedtime.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

I love this! Can anyone buy a ticket? Can my Covenant Offices employment get me in? It looks like so much fun. I love that group picture...Marta look like a movie star!

The Lindahl News said...

Sarah, there were familiar faces from the Covenant office...I suggest you get extra friendly with them by next year.

Wasn't Marta beautiful? I agree about the movie star part and can picture her as a glamorous flapper with that sassy hairdo.

Truly, it was even more fun than the prom of yesteryear when I went with lackluster dates instead of my sweet husband.

Melissa said...

Such fun! You look absolutely lovely and full of life.