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At Long Last, the Prom

By Mary-Ellen Phelps Deily — May 03, 2007 1 min read

Norma and Norman Baker finally made it to the prom in Sutton, Mass.—62 years late. Baker and then-Norma Duhamel met and fell in love at Northbridge High School in the days when Franklin Roosevelt was president, but World War II—and Baker’s decision to drop out of school and join the Navy—thwarted their opportunity to go to the prom together. The Bakers, who married after Norman’s return from the war, jumped at the chance to attend a “prom” at the Sutton Senior Center on May 1, the Boston Globe reports. The Sutton High School jazz band entertained and the Sutton High School Honor Society provided the food. “It was just wonderful,” Norma said.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.


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