81 Years of Marriage & Counting

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This sweet story has been making its way around the internet for the past couple of days, but I couldn’t help sharing it just in case you missed it! John and Ann Betar have been married for 81 years, if you can believe it. They eloped in 1932 when John was 21 and Ann was 17, at a time when Ann’s father was trying to marry her off to a man 20 years older than her.

Ann is now 98, John is 102, and they have 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grand children (are you keeping up with the numbers in this post so far? ;)). It’s hard to look at their wedding photo without a) thinking what a beautiful and young couple they were! and b) dropping your jaw at how many decades, how many historical events, how many fashion trends, and how many evolutions, inventions, and re-inventions America has gone through since it was taken. Says John, “We have watched the world change together.”

His piece of advice for a long, happy marriage? “Always agree with your wife.” :P

article-2511075-198BB82700000578-844_634x447Adorable old couple laughing and holding hands? Nothing gets to me more!

And since we’re on the subject of love and marriage, here’s a favorite quote below…

Screen shot 2013-11-25 at 10.26.55 PM…I’d say John and Ann definitely chose wisely! ;)

{via Daily Mail}

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