Mom and Dad as Chaperones – Tues. May 15, 2018

I had a call from Nancy (Jacobberger) Coyne yesterday who used to faithfully send cookies to Erin on holidays. Nancy had read the Mother’s Day blog and was amazed to find out that her mother was 2 days older than Mom, and that her parents were married 2 days before Mom and Dad. We talked further and found out that our fathers were both born in March of 1900. Her father was 2 weeks older than Dad.

We were both reminded of this picture of Mom and Dad and the Jacobbergers as chaperones for a Newman Club semi-formal dance held at the Montclair Women’s Club on Dec. 4, 1953. That would have been the fall of my sophomore year.

Do you think that any colleges have chaperones these days?
Barbara

4 thoughts on “Mom and Dad as Chaperones – Tues. May 15, 2018

  1. Tom Z. May 16, 2018 at 06:51 Reply

    What a great picture and set of coincidences! I love to ask people their birthdays for this very reason – in case theirs turns out to be the same as mine or of a family member/friend. Of course, the older I get the less-appropriate it seems to ask the birthday question, regardless of my innocuous intentions. I have tried to get out of the habit.

    Speaking of age, by my count all four people in the photo are roughly the same ages as me and my Canty Cousins are today. When did that happen?

  2. Barbara Chase May 16, 2018 at 09:19 Reply

    I doubt there are chaperones these days. Do they even have dances like that any more?
    Maybe in high school. Mimi and Tommy send us prom pictures from Pennsylvania.
    I love the picture and see family resemblances especially to your Mom.

  3. Barbara Wheeler May 16, 2018 at 16:20 Reply

    Tom, I had the same idea that the chaperones were roughly the ages of the Canty cousins.
    The men in the picture are 53, and the women are 48.

  4. Barbara Wheeler May 16, 2018 at 16:22 Reply

    Clark took one look at the picture, and commented how much Dad looked like brother
    Bob.

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