Eighty years ago Helen Dannis of Rhode Island missed her senior prom despite desperately wanting to attend. It was 1939 and times were tight. According to theWashington Post Dannisâ€™s family couldnâ€™t afford to buy her a dress or shoes so she missed the event:
â€śMy father lost his job at the mill and my stepmotherâ€™s salary from working at a department store was all the income we had. So I missed the dance and stayed home.â€ť
But now, at her granddaughterâ€™s invitation, Dannis got the chance to attend a prom, and was even crowned Prom Queen, all at 97 years young.
Dannisâ€™s granddaughter Julie Huddon came up with the idea and invited her grandmother with a â€śpromposalâ€ť in the form of a paper heart that read â€śGrammie, Will you be my Prom Queen and go to Senior Prom with me?â€ť
Huddon was no longer a high schooler either but the principal of a local school happily agreed to help the two women make Helenâ€™s prom dreams a reality.
Helen and her dance partner clearly have some moves.
â€” Sam Read (@NBC10_Sam) May 25, 2019
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