Ohio teen takes great-grandmother to prom

High school senior takes his great-grandmother to prom because she never had a chance to go to hers.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   May 1, 2014 at 10:18 PM

ROCKFORD, Ohio, May 1 (UPI) -- Nineteen-year-old Austin Dennison asked an older girl to go with him to his senior prom. Much older, in fact, it was his great-grandmother.

Austin Dennison said he asked his Granny DD, Delores Dennison, to prom at Parkway High School in Rockford, because she never went to hers, Fox News reported.

“I asked her if she would be my prom date,” he said. “How cool would it be to take my great-grandmother to prom?”

“He was so sweet and adamant about it,” Delores, 89, said. “I asked him, ‘But are you sure that you wouldn’t like to take one of the young ladies who could get out there and do everything with you?’ He said no. ‘I want you.’ ”

“At first she was a bit resistant,” the younger Dennison said. “I assured her I was serious and she finally said yes. It was my privilege to take her.”

Delores said she had a little trouble finding a suitable dress for the occasion because they were either "too high or too low."

The two enjoyed a dinner at her favorite restaurant, Bob Evans, before the dance, and at the event Austin presented his great-grandmother with a pearl necklace.

“It was wonderful and I just loved all the girls in their fancy gowns and the gentlemen in their tuxedos. It was quite a night,” Delores said. “Everyone there just could not have been more polite. Everyone got an A+.”

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