RicksPics

RicksPics

Posted on 05/25/2016


Photo taken on May 30, 2013


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We're going to dance all night at the VPTP birthday ball!

We're going to dance all night at the VPTP birthday ball!
I know one of these crazy kids brought Twister for us to play.

ReiRoWi, Alan Mays, Smiley Derleth have particularly liked this photo


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lisabee73
lisabee73
Those look to be two rather dashing young men . . . . :)
Obviously it was the party to be at! :)
2 years ago.
RicksPics has replied to lisabee73
Yes, quite the affair. I'm curious about the thing in the foreground with what looks like a tassel hanging from it and wonder if it might be a dance card. I've never actually seen one. This was taken at the University of Wisconsin in the depths of the Great Depression and I can't imagine where my dad got the money to attend something like this.
2 years ago.
Deborah Lundbech
Deborah Lundbech
Sweet.So delighted with the evening fun.
2 years ago.
RicksPics has replied to Deborah Lundbech
Yep. I keep hearing this music:
Heaven, I'm in heaven
And the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Alan Mays
Alan Mays
What a fun photo, and you always come up with the best lyrics to go with your photos!

And I wonder, too, if that's a dance card! I have several dance cards but have only scanned a couple of them. See a nineteenth-century example (it's missing the ribbon/tassel/pencil that would have been attached, however) and a unique Halloween roller skating dance card (dated 1939, it's also missing whatever was originally attached to it).
2 years ago.
RicksPics has replied to Alan Mays
Thanks, Alan, and thanks for the links to the dance/skate cards. Most interesting to see the program of dances in German, indicative of the strong influence of German immigrants during that period. I was intrigued by a recent internet article I saw recently from a reputable source that showed a map indicating the most spoken language after English and Spanish in each of the states. German is still the most spoken second language after English and Spanish in a number of Midwestern states from Ohio to Idaho.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.