Friday, 8 February 2013

America's longest married couple. 80 years and counting...

John (101) and Ann Betar (97) of Fairfield, Connecticut, tied the knot on Nov. 25, 1932. They've been happily married for over 80 years now. Together they have five children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. They have been named the longest married couple in the U.S.

John and Ann Betar told ABC News that they considered themselves "blessed."
"We are very fortunate. It can be repeated and repeated," Ann, 97, said "It is unconditional love and understanding. We have had that. We consider it a blessing."
They said their secret to so many happy years together is simple: compromise and don't hold a grudge.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't this wonderful?! It gives me hope. Marriage is a commitment for the long term. Too many people take it lightly these days and think that with any little thing, they can just walk away from a marriage.

    There was another couple in the UK that have been married 86 yrs. He is 105 and she is 103. The pic was posted on Society's Choice (facebook). I love this example.