Typically, the duty of a flower girl is reserved for young girls, but in the case of two unexpected best friends, an 85-year-old woman took the lead in the unlikely role.
In early November, Theresa Whitehead tied the knot with a 1980’s themed wedding. Appropriately, she had a member of the wedding party who was really rocking that 80’s theme. Not only did she live through the 80’s, she was also in her 80’s.
Dee Cooper was 48 when she met Whitehead, who was just 14. A band brought them together, as music often does. Whitehead’s brother was playing and Cooper was there to see her nephew. For whatever reason, the two hit it off and began seeing each other regularly.
Now, four decades later, they are still great friends, such good friends, in fact, that Whitehead asked Cooper to be her flower girl at her wedding.
Cooper said her main concern was that she wouldn’t be able to make it to the wedding. She was 84 at the time of the wedding and just turned 85 last week.
Cooper said everybody wonders about their friendship because of the stark age difference, however, it doesn’t seem to bother the two. “It is unconventional. It certainly is and everybody wonders about that because I’m older and she’s younger, but you know what, I kind of like it,” said Cooper.
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