Last year, my Aunt Trish told me she was thinking about throwing a prom for her 50th birthday in our hometown of Riverton, Wyo.
Trish never attended her high school prom. Years later, something inside of her yearned for that special experience.
So, after mustering up some courage, she made plans to throw a bash. The party would mark a new chapter life, and celebrate her good health after fighting breast cancer.
She rented a small hall, and invited her friends and colleagues from the Middle School where she works. She wrangled my Uncle Rex into a tux. She granted my little cousin Paul the wish of wearing an orange one. And, cousin Kristin, (oh, my goodness!) looked absolutely stunning.
I wouldn't have been able to take these photos if Manuel didn't loan me his camera. (Thank you, M!)
Cousin Kristin and Aunt Trish applying makeup
Special 'do for the special night
My little cousin Paul, the ham
My uncle rocking the Wyoming coozie
Regan, the best dance teacher in Riverton.
Aunt Trish and Uncle Rex's first dance.
Cousin Bill and Dawn
Mom and Dad
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