“Daniel,” said his sister, Tracey. “You are all dressed up. You look very handsome. Where are you going?”
“It is Valentine’s Day,” said Daniel. “I have a date.”
“You do?” asked Tracey, surprised. “Who with?”
“I am taking Franny Granny to dinner,” said Daniel.
“Oh,” said Tracey. “That is so sweet. Franny Granny is going to be thrilled. I am so proud of you.”
“Thank you,” said Daniel. “I see Franny Granny look at her friends with envy when they talk about going out on a date on Valentine’s Day. I thought it would be nice for her to be able to tell her friends about her special Valentine’s Day date.”
“That will give her such a boost to her confidence,” said Tracey.
“Yes,” said Daniel. “She may be eccentric but she is our grandmother. ”
“Very true,” said Tracey.
Daniel knocked on Franny Granny’s door.
“Daniel,” said Franny Granny. “It is so nice to see you. You look very handsome.”
“Thank you Granny,” said Daniel. “Now, go change. I am taking you out for dinner.”
“What is the occasion?” asked Franny Granny.
“It is Valentine’s Day,” said Daniel. “You are going to be my date.”
Franny Granny was so happy. She quickly changed into a bright green dress and she fixed the plastic flowers and metal hairpins in her hair. She smiled from ear to ear while Daniel took her by the arm and helped her to his car.
“You have made this the best Valentine’s Day ever,” said Franny Granny when Daniel took her home after dinner. “Thank you very much.”
“It was my pleasure,” said Daniel, giving Franny Granny a kiss on her cheek. “Happy Valentine’s Day.”
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