100-year-old man and 102-year-old woman, who have both lost their spouses, become the talk of the town after tying knot in Ohio
A 100-year-old man and a 102-year-old woman have become the talk of a small Ohio town after they made their relationship official and tied the knot.
John and Phyllis Cook, who live at the Kingston Residence in Sylvania, Lucas County, had been dating each other for a year and went to get their marriage license this Wednesday, July 3, according to WNWO.
But before they knew it, they had a wedding, too. "It wasn't the plan, but we got here and they said we could marry you here. I said, 'Good, let's get it over with,'" said John, a World War II veteran who only recently became a centenarian.
Phyllis, who is originally from West Virginia, will be celebrating her 103rd birthday on August 8th. The age is not too surprising considering how longevity runs in her family — her mother lived to be 106.
Their story is an incredible one and is living proof that it's never too late to find love. Both have had their fair share of heartbreaks as well and have each lost two spouses in the past.
Both are hoping that its third time lucky, and their relationship has blossomed over the past few months. While some might consider one year too short a time, Phyllis, who says she's a devout Christian woman, decided it was time to tie the knot.
"To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other," she said. "I know you think that may be a little bit far-fetched for somebody our age, but we fell in love with each other."
John agreed, telling WNWO, "Well, we were just compatible in a whole lot of ways, found ourselves enjoying each other's company."
The couple spend their days together at the assisted-living facility, enjoying meals, basking in the sun, and zipping down the halls in their mobility scooters, but they also know the importance of giving each other space.
They do not share a room. "What we do, we keep both of our apartments. He's upstairs and I'm down," Phyllis revealed.
When asked what their favorite thing to do together was, John cheekily replied, "Well, I probably shouldn't talk about that."
For now, the pair plans to keep busy and enjoy their time together.