Let me take a moment to post (brag) about my granddaughter’s first prom!
Kaitlyn (Katie Bug) and Zack have been excited for weeks about attending their junior year prom.
The day finally arrived for them and members of both families met at Katie’s for photos. Cameras were snapping away like the beginning of “A Hard Day’s Night” (you have to be old to get that one)!
There was just enough time to capture this three generations photo of my wife Judy, Katie, and her mother Tracy. How proud of each other they look!
Traditionally, all the prom goers and their families meet at the “Gravel Pit”, a parking lot across from the high school, to take pictures before seeing the kids off to the dance. The dock, overlooking the beginning of the
Four families, Katie’s included, joined in the cost of renting a limousine for the evening. Partly due to normal concerns about the number of young people killed each year going or coming from their proms. However, this year there was the added incentive of the community suffering the loss of one of their own earlier in the week.
Parents of the
Roane County High School senior and multi-sport athlete Sams, 18, was headed east on US Hwy 70. At approximately 5:37 PM, he crossed over the center line and slammed into a pickup truck hauling lawnmowers near HWY 70's intersection with
The truck then left the roadway and turned over on its side. All three people inside were wearing seat belts, only the driver suffered injuries.
Sams was not wearing a seatbelt and passed away shortly after the crash.
Oh yeah...Judy captures me in action!