There’s been so much bad news, I wanted to post something inspiring…
How many people can say they’re still married to the same person for 10 years let alone for 85 years and are still madly in love? Two people…
Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of New Bern, NC have been happily married for 85 years! Can you imagine?! They tied the knot in 1924 when Calvin Coolidge was President and America was enjoying the pre-Wall Street Crash economic boom. The couple—both centenarians (he’s 104, she’s 101)—answered questions submitted via the social networking site, Twitter, on February 14th. The Fishers, who will celebrate 86 years of marriage in May, are just one year away from having had the longest-marriage in recorded history. The record is held by the late Philipose and Sosamma Thomas of India who were hitched for 86 years and 128 days. The Fishers are already in the Guinness World Records for being the living couple with the longest marriage. They don’t even look their age, and they still dress impeccably!
Let’s see…they got married in the month of May. My husband and I married in the month of May so hopefully that’s one thing in our favor. Hey, I can dream, can’t I? Here’s the beautiful story on these Tweethearts. I posted the 14 questions posed to them and their answers after this story…
On their May 13 anniversary, they will join an elite club: the longest marriages on record. One couple got a big head start
on their marriage. You must go back more than 200 years to find the other couple
married 86 years.
A Fisher time line: Around their 10th anniversary, this everyday household appliance hit the carpet. When they celebrated their 25th anniversary, this song was a hit (watch videos). When they marked their 50th, this irritating icon was everywhere (see pictures, if you must). By the time they reached their 75th year of marriage, we were hooked on this reality show.
The Fishers dabbled in social media by tweeting their secrets to a long, happy marriage for Valentine’s Day last month.
Zelmyra Fisher still gets around with a walker, and Herbert loves to watch this on TV. They credit their marital success to faith in God, a loving family and few big fusses over their long marriage.
Wondering about other wedding records? Not that we’re keeping count, but two French nursing home residents tied the knot at a ripe age. Too bad things didn’t go that well for Ida and Simon Stern.
And while the Fishers have weathered good times and bad, Linda Essex and "Scotty" Wolfe went in a different direction.
Words of wisdom? These centenarians offer video advice for a long life.
If you’re still seeking a formula for a good marriage, try these.
But when you get right down to it, former record-holder Percy Arrowsmith knew the key to wedded bliss boiled down to two words.
Here are the 14 answers they gave for sustaining a successful marriage. I, for one, will follow their sage advice. Congratulations to them, and may God bless them both…