He was asked by 15 year-old Cerina whose own father passed away six years ago. This was her first dance. This was my husband's first dance, too (Baptist kid). I volunteered to chauffeur and take pictures and be the giddy third wheel. We bought Cerina a wrist corsage made of white roses and baby's breath, with white netting and vermillion-colored ribbon. She and her mom bought Chris a boutonnière and a colorful Jerry Garcia tie (with matching tie tack), and gave me a bouquet of wild flowers.
Connie King, one of the moms in our church, is a professional dance teacher. She used to teach students in California, some of whom went on to dance in the public eye. Her most famous student is Universal Ballroom Champion, Victor Fung, who appeared on "Dancing with the Stars." She is a talented instructor, and I was amazed at how she taught the dads/grandpas/uncles and daughters/granddaughters/nieces to swing, merengue and waltz in just over an hour. By the end of the evening, each couple was smiling and laughing and dancing the moves they learned.
And twirling. Lots of twirling.
|Following his lead.|
Now, bring me those feet, Pops. I haven't danced on them in years!