Football queens from Searcy AR. Pretty girls from years ago.

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Fashionable girls who were football royalty.

I grew up in Georgia and I can remember pulling my sweater up under my pearls and I looked similar to these girls from Searcy AR.  I also had the socks with shoes like these, the skirt that showed only a short amount of leg so the style must have been nationwide even without social media to send the style along.  How'd that work??

One thing I wonder about with this picture is how the girl on the bottom right could dress differently.  She has a sweater and a collar and a scarf.  I believe she also was the queen while the others made up her court so did that call for a different look?  Was she told to wear white to stand out while the others wore darker colors?  Only the Searcy Sleuths can tell me that.  This picture was loaned to me for this blog and I can see it says Novak, Bald Knob, ARK at the bottom.  He must have been a good photographer because this picture is clear as clear can be! 

Thanks for the memory, Mr. Novak!

And if you Searcy Sleuths want to name the girls that would be great.

 

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Ann Heffington

Top roll, first one on the left is Pat Manning King. She was my aunt. She graduated in 1955.

Jul 04, 2018 04:39 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Thanks, Ann Heffington!  I was wondering who she was.

Jul 04, 2018 05:33 PM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Yes, those were the days. . .Tight skirts, sweaters and pearls.  Late 1950s I'd guess.  Wasn't long after that we had the advent of the 1960s with Flower Power, polyester, and bright colors.

Jul 05, 2018 12:46 AM #3
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Anita Fuller

It is the Searcy High School Lions Football Royalty: Probably Oct. l952. I'm on the royalty and I graduated in l954....I was a Junior in HS at this time. TMI?

Jul 05, 2018 05:13 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, and sometime in the 60's we discovered the teased hair that stood a mile high!  I loved the look but didn't have enough hair to make it sky high.

Jul 05, 2018 06:01 AM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, you led a charmed life in Searcy AR!  TMI?  No, not at all!

Jul 05, 2018 06:02 AM #6
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

I'm sure queen Donna Hunt was allowed to dress differently. Who would pass up the opportunity to wear black sweater and pearls.

Donna and her twin brother Donald passed way too early. 

Jul 05, 2018 07:34 AM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, seems as if I have heard of her quite a lot and she did die early.  I don't think the dress scheme in this picture was planned, though, do you?

Jul 06, 2018 06:03 AM #8
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

All I know is she was a good friend and a sweet girl and if someone told her to wear different clothes, she would. Here's what she wrote in my yearbook.

Here' is her Queen photo.

 

Ah, those high school memories!

Jul 06, 2018 11:04 AM #9
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, that is a lovely note and a lovely picture.  Girls then had tiny waists, didn't they?  How old was she when she died and what did she die from?

Jul 06, 2018 11:44 AM #10
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Don Thompson
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Alas, neither Anita nor Susie Boyette kept in touch with Donna. All remember that she had a congenital heart defect. Susie remembers that she basically ignored it. 

Jul 07, 2018 07:57 AM #11
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