Skip to comments.Teenager takes his great-grandmother to prom
Posted on 05/01/2014 3:27:26 PM PDT by lowbridge
Delores Dennison never went to her high school prom.
Times were tough. Money was scarce -- just enough for the necessities.
But if she had gone to the prom, Delores might have imagined wearing a lovely dress and promenading through a sea of balloons and dancing with a handsome young man on a crisp April evening. She might have imagined the band playing the Frank Sinatra song, How I love the kisses of Delores.
But the days of promenades have long passed for Delores, now 89-years-old. Youth and vigor have given way to heart trouble and a stroke. And the handsome young man who became the love of her life the man who used to sing to her that Frank Sinatra song, passed away many years ago.
A few months back, Delores received a telephone call from her great-grandson. Austin is 19-years-old, a senior at Parkway High School in Rockford, Ohio. And he had a very important question for his Granny DD.
I asked her if she would be my prom date, Austin told me. How cool would it be to take my great-grandmother to prom?
Now, Austin Dennison is the kind of fellow who looks like he just stepped out of central casting. Hes the sort of kid a dad hopes his daughter would marry.
Hes an Eagle Scout who plays for the schools football, baseball and basketball teams. He plays in the school band and faithfully attends church. Hes the kind of youngster who says yes sir and yes maam. Hes the kind of young man who respects his elders.
Still, the proposal took Delores by surprise. Its not every day your great-grandson asks you out to prom.
He was so sweet and adamant about it, Delores told me.
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A story like this imparts the notion that there is some goodness still left in some people. Thanks for posting it.
Most of what we see here at FR is, unfortunately but understandably, negative.
God Bless this young man....and his precious Grandmother!!
I hope she doesn’t keep him out too late.
Great story. And well reported by a reporter who really did his job.
My paternal great-grandmother would’ve been 123 when I graduated from high school. The maternal one would’ve been around 133. =8-0>
Out of 4 G-grandmas, the only one of mine I know much about is mom’s mom’s mom. She died a few years before I was born.
In my family, it’s highly unusual to have anyone live long enough to become a great-grandparent (since they’d average out to being nearly 100 when it would happen). My paternal grandmother actually did manage to make it to see her 2 great-grandchildren born (my half-sister’s kids), but she was 85 when the oldest one was born (and this only because my father had my half-sister when he was 22).
It’s very possible my father will become the first male in generations in my family to live to see one of his two grandkids have children. Sadly, at the rate I’m going, my niece and nephew may have children before I do. I guess that’s the upside to having children nearer your late teens/early 20s as opposed to late 30s/early 40s.
That’s a young man who’s gonna go far in life.
That is one of the nicest things I’ve ever heard. Gd bless this boy forever.
Ms. Dennison has much to be proud of...and her GGrandson reflects that to a tee...
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