Tuesday, October 23

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They Just Broke The Marriage Record. But How They Started Is What Shocked Me.

They Just Broke The Marriage Record. But How They Started Is What Shocked Me.

LIFE
John and Ann Betar's relationship was based on something that lasts forever: true love. They were best friends, living near each other as they grew up. John was the boy across the street that stole Ann's heart. Then, they eloped together in a whirlwind ceremony before Ann could be married to another man, causing fights among their families. Their dramatic marriage could have taken place in any classic romance, but it wasn't just romantic fluff. It lasted so long and their love was so pure, they are now known as America's longest married couple, about to celebrate their 81st anniversary. Ann's father planned for her to marry a man 20 years older than her, but John wouldn't have it. They drove off together in his Ford Roadster, infuri...