It is possible we are starting at the top. St. Mary's sets the bar very high. The building is stately, beautiful and architecturally significant. It boasts several prominent window air conditioners but the one that really nets the school the award is the one perfectly, gloriously located, right over the cross placed over the grand front entrance.
Western New York's high school proms get better and better! Seen last night at the Statler, a kilt.
An actual kilt! Such as Prince Charles or Buzz's favorite royal, Prince Philip, might wear.
The young man confident enough to sport this fashion with aplomb: James Nash, of Attica High School, whose prom was being held at the Statler, along with Cardinal O'Haras. Mr. Nash says his background is Scottish and we believe him. His date is Kara Manzanares of Orchard Park.
Unforgettable, this notice for Lance Diamond at Milkie's, the old Elmwood Lounge. Let us cut and paste:
CAN YOU SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT!!!!! THEN COME OUT TO MILKYS ON ELMWOOD THIS SATURDAY NIGHT APRIL 27th FOR A PARTY WITH LANCE DIAMOND AND HIS 24K DIAMOND BAND. 522 ELMWOOD AVE, BUFFALO NY . AND REMEMBER
LANCE GOES TILL 9 IN THE MORNING. 11pm SHOW TIME, $5.00 at the DOOR....
God love you, Lance, for sticking to that 11 p.m. start time after all these years! One gal we know who used to live in an apartment next door said you could set your clock by what time he went on, and what time he sang "Brick House."
"Linked Up," the singles mixer over the weekend at the Statler, looked like fun. Of course they never had this kind of thing when Buzz was single! We peeked in and everyone was dancing the Electric Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. "Do that stuff!" a deejay shouted.
We hear they had an event like this at the Hyatt not too long ago and it drew an immense crowd.
The best thing at the Statler mixer was the Linked Up Photo Booth. You decked yourself out in a variety of costume props like wigs and funny hats and then you ducked inside to get your picture taken. And people could watch you from the outside. Ha, ha!
Buzz posed with Howard, the guy we married, for that masterful picture up above.
However. Looking at the costume props, we were puzzled. One of these things was not like the others, one of these things just didn't belong.