We wanted to share this adorable story that touched our hearts with you this Wedding Wednesday. When John met Ann, he knew she was the one. That was over 80 years ago.
John and Ann grew up across the street from each other in Bridgeport, CT, and John used to drive Ann to high school in his Ford Roadster. Over time, they grew fondly of each other and eventually fell madly in love.
Ann’s father had promised her to another man but that could not stop these two lovebirds. They eloped and became Mr. and Mrs. Betar.
John and Ann are living each day happily together after more than 80 years of marriage. Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a Christian marriage group based in San Bernardino, CA, has named the couple as the “longest married couple” in the U.S. for 2013.
“We just live with contentment and we don’t live beyond our means” – John Betar
They told the New York Daily News that there are no secrets to a long marriage, only a few simple rules. “We just live with contentment and we don’t live beyond our means,” John Betar said. “Just go with the flow.” John is 101 years old and Ann is 97. They have five children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. “We were fortunate enough to live long enough to see this … and it’s really one of the most gratifying things in the world to see your great-grandchildren, to see your grandchildren become adults,” states Ann Betar.
And They Lived Happily Ever After. ❤
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