Teen Takes Great-Grandma to First Prom

Ohio high school senior's 'date' is 89

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted May 1, 2014 5:42 PM CDT

(Newser) – It's one of the more unusual prom dates of the season, and one of the sweetest, too. A high school senior in Rockford, Ohio, took his 89-year-old great-grandmother—who never got to go to a prom of her own—to his big dance, reports the Times Bulletin. At first, Delores Dennison tried to decline the invitation ("I'm not that good my feet") but Austin Dennison was "so sweet and adamant about it" that she finally relented, she recalls to Fox News.

Her great-grandson even surprised her by making sure the Frank Sinatra song Dolores ("How I love the kisses of Dolores ...") played during the night. “I chose that song because Grandpa Ed used to sing that song to her,” said Austin. “We shared that dance. It was really sweet.” (Click to read about students in Connecticut who honored a slain classmate with a makeshift prom of their own.)

A screen grab of the couple from a YouTube video.
A screen grab of the couple from a YouTube video.   (YouTube)
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A video of the prom date.   (YouTube)

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