In the midst of cries of doom and gloom for the Obama administration, Time magazine brought us a tidbit that is decidedly unserious: President Obama‘s prom photo from 1979 in Hawaii. Obtained from his schoolmate Kelli Allman, the photo shows the president at age 17 alongside his friend and their dates.
Obama was sporting a white suit jacket, while his date Megan Hughes is on the right in the light blue dress. They’re joined by his friend (“constant companion”) Greg Orme and his date, Allman.
Allman also provided a look at what the future president wrote in her yearbook. “You are extremely sweet and foxy, I don’t know why Greg would want to spend any time with me at all!” Obama wrote. “You really deserve better than clowns like us; you even laugh at my jokes! I hope we can keep in touch this summer, even though Greg will be gone.”
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