It’s a story that will baffle some people, but for the romantics among us, it will bring a tear to the eye and a smile to the face. The story is one of true love, and the ages of the parties involved are irrelevant.
Phyllis and John Cook were both living at the Kingston Residence assisted living facility near Toledo, Ohio when they met and began spending time together.
It wasn’t long before the two discovered that they had a lot in common, and that realization led to what some may consider to be an impractical decision.
The lovebirds decided to tie the knot just one year after starting to date. The amazing part of the story is that Phyllis is 102 years old, and John is 100!
But to the happy couple age is only a number. It does not affect the depth off their devotion to one another.
“John is a World War II veteran who recently turned 100. On Aug. 8, Phyllis will turn 103; her mother had lived until age 106.”
It seems the pair are both the marrying kind, so the move shouldn’t be that surprising.
“Both John and Phyllis had been widowed twice before. Phyllis, a devout Christian originally from West Virginia, said marriage was the natural next step in their blossoming relationship.”
And what does the blushing bride have to say for herself on this momentous occasion?
“To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other. I know you think that may be a little far-fetched for somebody our age, but we fell in love with each other.”
And the new groom, John, put in his own two cents when asked what prompted them to take the plunge.
“Well, we were just compatible in a whole lot of ways, found ourselves enjoying each other’s company.”
He wasn’t shy about sharing his answer when asked what their favorite thing is to do together.
“‘Well, I probably shouldn’t talk about that,' suggesting the spark between them is quite alive.”
John and Phyllis both agree that one of the most important secrets to keeping their love alive is to respect each other’s space.
As for living arrangements, “What we do, we keep both of our apartments. He’s upstairs and I’m down,” Phyllis said.
But that still leaves a lot of ‘together time;’ they say they spend mealtimes together and both enjoy sitting outside in the sun.
Sounds like a match made in heaven. Here's to many happy years ahead for the newlyweds.