Teen brings grandfather to his first prom
BY KELSEY KERN
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Prom is special event, in which high school students get a chance to dress up, and dance the night away. One Alberville High School student is bringing a very special date to her prom, a man who has been there for her her entire life.
Joy Webb is preparing for her first prom ever, and her date is none other than her 80-year-old grandfather, James Drain, fondly referred to as "Poppa". Drain said of his granddaughter, "She said 'I would love that! You're the one I wanted! Hey, will you come to the prom with me and be my beau?' And I said I sure will!"
Drain never went to prom growing up, and Webb wanted to share the experience with her Poppa, a man who brings nothing but happiness to her family. "My family is everything to me, and I like love him so much, and it's just like really special to me because I know not many people get to do that. And I know he loves me and I love him, and its just really really neat and special." Says Webb.
Not only will the pair be experiencing prom for the first time three generations apart, Poppa was able to check another item off the list as well. "And this is my first appearance in a tuxedo! First tuxedo I've ever had!"
First tuxedo, first prom, and a carriage that would make Cinderella jealous.
"And this is is my prince for the night!" Says Webb, "Alright!" Returns Drain.