93-Year-Old Gets Dolled Up For Date, Internet Can't Believe Where Date Takes Her
FaithTap Staff 4/17/2017
The Oscars of teen years, the annual prom is probably one of the most exciting times for high-schoolers everywhere. While most of them look forward to picking out a dress or a tux, there are others who might fret over who to ask on a date for this monumental event. After all, the person has to be just right!
For Connor Campbell, a junior at Pinewood Prep in South Carolina, however - the choice for his prom date was very easy and might we add very unique.
According to Connor's mom, he had decided a long time ago that he wanted his grandma to be his special date:
"He promised her a year ago. He said, ‘April 2017 I'll take you.' For the whole year he kept saying it."
At 93-years-old, Connor's grandma Betty Jane Keene still has it going on. She of course was totally onboard with the idea and spent just as much time planning her hair, dress, and shoes as any young teen girl would have.
"I've always shopped at Draper's and Damon's and so I had a catalog and I flipped and I saw this pale pink long dress with a light jacket, and I thought I looked good in pink. I was a blonde in my day and I always wore soft colors."
Connor matched his tux vest and tie with Betty's dress and bought a pink rose corsage for her and a pink rose boutonniere for him. The couple really couldn't have looked any more cute!
On the actual night of the prom, Betty thought the whole evening was a lot of fun. Throughout the event, Connor's friends came up to her to say hello and make her feel very welcome and special! Betty fondly recalls:
"He had told all his friends. Every boy and girl. It was about 100 children at that dance and it was so lovely and they all came up and shook my hand and then I got Connor to dance with me. He's not a dancer, but I am."
Betty whose brand new dancing shoes had pretty stars on the toes, also got her hair and nails done for the occasion. She did indeed manage to get her non-dancing grandson to join her on the dance floor.
And speaking of her favorite part of the exciting evening, Betty said:
"Dancing with Connor. I thought that was great."
Given how much fun Connor and grandma Betty had at the prom, people couldn't help but wonder if she would make an appearance again for his senior prom. Betty of course had the perfect answer at the ready:
"I won't go next year. I want him to find a girlfriend."
Here's a video capturing several moments of Connor and Betty's prom night!
There is no doubt that Connor, Betty, and all of Pinewood Prep will remember this special prom night for a long time to come. And as Betty said, we too hope that next year Connor will have a girlfriend his age to dote on at the prom, just as he did his grandma! Something tells us he won't have any problem finding a date after this.