Austin Dennison, a student at Ohio’s Parkway High School, a volunteer firefighter, Eagle Scout and aspiring doctor, is making headlines for his prom date this year.
The NY Daily News reports:
How could 89-year-old Delores Dennison say no to such a dreamboat — her great-grandson?
She tried to say no, but told Fox News that Austin insisted: “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?”
It’s been more than seven decades since Dennison attended high school in West Virginia, but she never went to prom.
Adds the Times Bulletin:
Dennison said his great grandmother went shopping for a special dress for the prom. The day before the prom, he purchased her a pearl necklace. Before the prom, he played his guitar and sang the song, ”Iris,” to her. Prior to the event, Dennison took his grandmother to Bob Evans in Celina (one of her favorite restaurants) for supper. Then they returned to Parkway High School to have their pictures taken for the prom. At the promenade, Dennison and his grandmother took the short cut through the balloons to take their place.
“She is so funny. She was hitting the balloons with her cane,” observed Dennison. “She is really neat.
“When the music started to play, we danced on the floor,” continued Dennison. “They played the Frank Sinatra song, ‘I love the kisses of Delores.’ Her husband (Edward) used to sing that song to her. There was a standing ovation when we came out.”
Watch a highlight reel of their night, AFTER THE JUMP...