Big Country Grandma Goes Viral With High School Spirit

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A local grandmother has gone viral. On Thanksgiving, Kimberly Davison posted a video of her 87-year-old grandmother doing a cheer she remembered from when she went to school at Tuscola High School. Davison says she was simply preserving a memory of her grandmother, Lura Adkisson, and she never expected it to go viral.

“Some of my classmates names were Betty Jean, Betty Sue, Betty Maude, Patsy, Jolene, and Peggy,” Adkisson remembered. “I loved all of my classmates and I loved the school.”

Adkisson was a cheerleader, and still has her uniform from 1942.

“I remember looking at those handsome boys,” she recalls. “They sure were handsome in their football suits. I didn’t know how to crochet, and we had to crochet our name right here. It’s not very good, but I tried to crochet my name.”

Lura’s granddaughter, Kimberly said her “Grandmommie” is special.

“She’s so loving, and kind, and she’s the matriarch of our family,” Davison said.

Another reason, is she’s always been their biggest cheerleader. When Kimberly recorded her grandmother doing the cheer she’s heard her whole life, she thought she was just preserving a memory.

“Someday, I’m going to look back and wish I had recorded that,” she said. “So, I just quickly stopped her. It was a spur of the moment thing, and asked her to do the cheer for us.”

Quickly, the video went viral, receiving over 700 views overnight.

“It’s just wild,” Davison said. “I never dreamed that so many people would share that, and so many people have said, ‘This made me think of my own grandmother,’ and ‘This made me realize that I need to preserve those memories,’ and ‘I’m going to record my grandmother doing things now.'”

Lura said she can’t believe so many people have watched her video, and she plans to keep cheering for her favorite team.

As of December 4, 2016, the video has been viewed over 74,000 times and has over 1,000 shares.

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