I used to rue the Sadie Hawkin’s Dance in elementary school. That was when the girls would have to ask the boys to go to the dance. OYE. Do you know how Sadie Hawkins came about?
This American folk event came to light on November 15, 1937 in Al Capp’s old comic strip Li’l Abner.
Sadie Hawkins was “the homeliest gal in the hills” who grew tired of waiting for the fellows to come a courtin’. Her father, Hekzebiah Hawkins, a prominent resident of Dogpatch, was even more worried about Sadie living at home for the rest of his life, so he decreed the first annual Sadie Hawkins Day, a foot race in which the unmarried gals pursued the town’s bachelors, with matrimony the consequence. By the late 1930’s the event had swept the nation and had a life of its own.
Interesting, huh? Did your school have Sadie Hawkins dances? If you could pick one boy that you would have asked (or did ask) to this dance, who would it have been and why? Post below!