Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography


If the truth be known, I have no rhythm.  Really. . . none! 🙂  Growing up I was a wallflower too shy to dance in front of people.


My first dance was to a Medallion Ball, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese over 50 years ago.  It was held to honor students who accumulated the most volunteer hours in the city.  All the young ladies had to wear long white ball gowns ( this one was made by my mother ) and their escorts wore black tux with tails.  After being presented to the Bishop at that time ( Bishop Wright ), and given the Joan of Arc Medallion, we were led to the dance floor by our dates to dance a waltz.  This was a very memorable occasion.

With age I have become a little less inhibited, but I still try not to let myself be photographed.

Here are a few of my friends “busting a move”, as my grandchildren would say, as our group cruised down the Potomac River two years ago.

This post is in response to The Daily Prompt: Lets Dance.



19 Responses to “LET’S DANCE!”

  1. You look great on that photo.

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  4. Like everybody here says! looking great Francine! 🙂

  5. i love to dance but rarely get the chance these days!

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  7. lots of joy in the photos. encourages me to have a dance around the living room! Enjoy a great weekend.

  8. Beautiful, beautiful photo of you, Francine! Thank you so much for posting it!

  9. I love that photo Francine…and boy your friends seem to be enjoying it

  10. Your friends look like they are having fun while dancing.
    You looked beautiful in your long white gown for the dance.

  11. Your photos of everyone dancing gave me a chicle. Isn’t it funny without the music? They were probably doing a great job.
    I love the way you look in the photo – elegant and grown-up.
    The dress is beautiful. A one-of-a-kind treasure of a memory.
    Nice post …

  12. Francine, this first photo shows that you were the PRETTIEST wallflower, ever! Love those gloves. And as always, your photo prompts brilliantly capture the theme. These people having fun dancing makes me smile! 🙂 Thanks for all you share!! Hugs, Gina

  13. What a lovely photo of you with your date, Francine. That cruise sure looked like a lot of fun. 🙂

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