This editorial will appear in Wednesday’s print edition.
Going to the senior prom didn’t used to be a budget buster.
Oh, some big spenders would pop for an orchid corsage instead of a carnation, but the big event could easily cost both parties less than $100 total if her mom made her gown and he wore a nice suit instead of renting a tux. Tickets to the prom, held in a crepe-papered gym with a theme like “A Night to Remember,” might set you back $20.
If you could relate to that at all, then you are old. Very old. Read more »