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Offline Fr. David

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Secret to wedded bliss — saying sorry

British couple holds record for longest marriage at 80 years

LONDON - A British couple -- the record holders for the world's longest marriage — said on Tuesday their success was down to a glass of whisky, a glass of sherry and the word “sorry.”

Percy and Florence Arrowsmith married on June 1, 1925, and celebrated their 80th anniversary on Wednesday.

The Guinness World Records said on Tuesday the couple held the title for the longest marriage and also for the oldest married couple’s aggregate age.

“I think we’re very blessed,” Florence, 100, told the BBC. “We still love one another, that’s the most important part.”

Asked for their secret, Florence said you must never be afraid to say “sorry.”

“You must never go to sleep bad friends,” she said, while Percy, 105, said his secret to marital bliss was just two words: “yes dear.”

The couple have three children, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and are planning a party soon.

“I like sherry at lunch time and whisky at night and I’m looking forward very much to my party,” Florence said.

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Offline Ebor

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Thank you for posting this, Pedro.

I think that learning to say "I'm sorry."  is a very important step for dealing with much of life.

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wow whatta great story, even more so because it is true - 100 and 105! God bless them!
hmmmm...

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Going on 28 years of BLISS, though the best way to get me is via drink & food...(getting 2 old for the "S").

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Going on 28 years of BLISS, though the best way to get me is via drink & food...(getting 2 old for the "S").

james

You're *never* too old for *S*-herry or *S*orry.   ;D

Only 15 years for us, but we married late, maybe.

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Guess that "cooking" sherry barely lasts a day in the house.

james

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Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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 ;D


How does YES DEAR come about?

Step 1:
Husband smashing his hand onto the table.

Step 2:
Wife stomping her foot into the ground with her hands on her hips.

Step 3: (Husbands words)
Damn it woman.. who's wearing pants in this family?!
I am the head of this house..
I am the....
What?!
Hmmmm..
Not a problem..
YES DEAR!


 ;D
Lord have mercy.