Love is transformative. We all want it and need it no matter what our age. So it’s no surprise that a much older UK couple got married this past Saturday. George Kirby, 103, and Doreen Luckie, 91, are now the world’s oldest newlyweds.
They met in 1988 through a social group that organizes outings for seniors and promotes friendships among seniors. George was divorced and Doreen was a widow. They hit it off, fell in love, and after being together and cohabiting for 27 years, they decided to tie the knot. They have children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and he finally decided to make an honest woman out of her! I kid.
Why did they wait so long to get married? Doreen didn’t want to deal with the wedding hoopla. As a couple, they “didn’t want to bother,” she told AFP. Then George got all romantical and proposed to her on Valentine’s Day. Well, what’s a girl to do but say yes!
So, cheers to love and marriage! Here’s to being in love and starting over as many times as needed in order to be happy.