TIME Magazine has published a picture from President Barack Obama's 1979 senior prom in Honolulu along with a note he wrote in a friend's yearbook.
It has been so nice getting to know you this year. You are extremely sweet and foxy, I don't know why Greg would want to spend any time with me at all! 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. Call me up, and I'll buy you lunch sometimes. [phone number] Anyway, good luck in everything you do, and stay happy.
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Ow, ow Mr. President. The Kelli in question is Kelli Allman, who went to prom with President Obama's friend and fellow basketball player, Greg Orme. President Obama's date was Megan Hughes, a student at the Hawaii School for Girls at La Pietra. The two couples went to Allman's house for some bubbly and pictures before the big dance.
“It was a really fun, happy time. We were all cracking up, and everyone was smiling,” says Allman. “It was pretty typical from there out as far as what happens at prom: the dinner and the dancing and the photos.”