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
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(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.)

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LenettW
May 2, 2014 10:40 PM CDT
I think it was very nice of him. Not many kids would do these days
Ms_Angie
May 2, 2014 9:08 PM CDT
What a sweet thing to do. After reading about all the negative things in the news, it is nice to read a feel good story!
dgyel
May 2, 2014 3:15 PM CDT
That's the way u make other happy.