She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Sister

“…because, well, that’s what you do.”

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The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We’ll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

If I’m laden at all
I’m laden with sadness
That everyone’s heart
Isn’t filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It’s a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we’re on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn’t weigh me down at all
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

He’s my brother
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother…

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ENJOY!

Song recorded by: The Hollies
Writer(s): Mike E. Love, Brian Douglas Wilson, Bob Russell
Copyright: Irving Music Inc.,

Ohio Teen Takes His Great-Grandmother To Her First Prom

It was a senior prom like no other.

Along with many others nationwide, Ohio resident Delores Dennison had the prom experience of her life this week, including the perfect dress, the perfect dance and the perfect date — her great-grandson, Austin.

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Austin Dennison, a 19-year-old senior at Parkway High School in Rockford, Ohio, asked his 89-year-old “Granny DD” to be his date after learning she’d never gone to prom when she was a teen, the Times Bulletin reports.

Inspired by his government teacher, whose brother took their grandmother to his senior dance, Dennison called up his great-grandma and asked her to be his guest..

“He said, ‘Grandma, I want you to go to the prom with me,'” Delores Dennison told the Times Bulletin. “I had a bad heart attack and stroke. ‘I’m not that good on my feet,’ I told him.”

But she agreed to go, and the rest is (adorable) history.

Austin bought his great-grandmother a pearl necklace the day before the prom, and played his guitar and sang Iris for her.

The night of prom, they ate dinner at Bob Evans, which is one of her favorite restaurants. And when they arrived at the dance, they had classic prom pictures taken, then danced together.

The band played the Frank Sinatra song Delores, a song her husband used to sing to her (“I love the kisses of Delores”) and “there was a standing ovation when we came out,” said Austin, who plans to attend Florida Gulf Coast University in the fall.

The night ended well: “We got home shortly after 9 p.m., later than I go to bed these days,” said Delores.

 

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This story originally appeared on USA Today Network:
Lindsay Deutsch, USA TODAY12:15 p.m. EDT May 2, 2014
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