Indiana teen convinces great-grandma to be his prom date

Indiana Teen Convinces Great-Grandma To Be His Prom Date
Indiana Teen Convinces Great-Grandma To Be His Prom Date

An Indiana woman got the chance to dance at prom three-quarters of a century after her first one, all thanks to her great-grandson.

Drew Holm, who is a junior in highschool, didn't have a date to prom this year. When he told his 93-year-old great-grandma Katie Keith about it, she had no idea she'd end up being his plus one.

"She asked me if I was going to prom and I said no."

"I said, 'Well, I've got a dress, I'll go with you.' I was just joking you know."

Drew told WAVE he took the idea seriously and asked her to be his date. But it took some sweet talking.

"He said, 'Will you go to prom with me?' I said, 'Drew, my goodness. I don't want to go to the prom with you. Surely you can find a real cute girl to go with you.'"

"She was like, 'No, go find someone prettier.' I was like, 'No, I can't do that. You're the prettiest woman.'"

After getting a special pass to bring a date to prom over 21...way over 21...Drew formally asked his great-grandmother to the party. This was great-grandma Katie's second prom-her first go around was in 1940.

Drew isn't the first high schooler to take a more mature family member to the dance. Ohio teen Austin Dennison took his 89-year-old great-grandma Delores to his senior prom last year when he learned she never got the chance to attend her own back in the day because money was too tight. It also took some convincing but Delores eventually came around.

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