Skip to comments.90-year-old attends her first dance
Posted on 05/04/2010 9:20:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- A Missouri teenager said he took his 90-year-old great-grandmother to his school prom to help her fulfill a lifelong wish.
Hasselteen Rumba, 90, said she was encouraged to make a bucket list of new experiences she wanted to try by Independence Care Center Manor activities director Tracy Bunch, who was inspired by the movie "The Bucket List," WDAF-TV, Kansas City, Mo., reported Monday.
Great-grandson Ron Blalock said he decided to help Rumba after learning that attending a dance was on her list.
"She never went to a prom and I figured I'm having a prom so she should come with me and enjoy herself," Blalock said.
Rumba said she wasn't allowed to attend dances as a teenager.
"Well about 60 years ago my folks was real strict," Rumba said. "They said oh no you're not going to a dance. I couldn't do that."
Rumba and Blalock attended the Fort Osage Prom together Saturday in Kansas City.
The 90-year-old, who already crossed off attending a concert and meeting Reba McEntire, said she has not yet decided what will be next on her bucket list.
The activities director of Independence Manor, Tracy Bunch, arranged Hasselteen to have a limosine ride, sixth-row tickets, and even got her backstage to meet Reba McEntire in her first concert trip.
Kid deserves a medal.
What a great kid!
Bless his heart! How many teens would choose to attend their prom with great grandma just to fulfill a wish she had? Very few, especially these days.
Two old ladies in Appalachia are sitting on the front porch of their assisted living home, and one says to the other:
“Gladys, I was just thinking of when we were young and the spring cotillion and—can you remember the minuet?”
Her friend thought it over and replied, “No Harriet, I’m afraid I cain’t. I can’t even remember a lotta the men I slept with ...”
A lot of them have to ask a Cousin to take them.
Indeed Ms Mcentire will need a full body search as well!
Every year, for my birthday, I always teasingly ask my husband and kids for the same thing.
I want to ride on a ZAMBONI!!! ( Something I have never done!) :-)
Nice to have a happy story to break up all the garbage. Thanks!
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