Elaine Loring

I had coffee with a girlfriend last week and she told me she had to work the Iowa Falls-Alden after-prom party, which occurred this past weekend. Her biggest concern was how in the world she would stay up all night to work, then help with the clean-up after. Hey, I hear ya.

Picture this . . . the year is 2004 and the after-prom worker is me. I, too, wondered how I would stay up past my 9 p.m. bedtime. My oldest son was a senior that year, thus making it almost mandatory that a parent volunteers at school activities, such as the after-prom party.

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