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Britain’s Oldest Husband Dies Holding Wife’s Hand

Prepare handkerchiefs. Remember Frank and Anita Milford Devon, Britain’s oldest married couple? The ones who met at a YMCA dance in 1926 and celebrated their 81st anniversary in May? Well, sadly, Frank passed away last night at age 101. “For the past three weeks or so he hasn’t been eating or drinking and I think we all realised he was ready to die,” the couple’s 76-year-old son said. “He knew it was his time and I think he simply died of old age.” He died holding wife Anita’s hand. Keep reading »

Cute Alert: Couple Celebrates Their 81st Anniversary

Every time I get all skeptical about this whole l-o-v-e thing, something happens to pull me back. Earlier this week, Frank and Anita Milford Devon, Britain’s oldest married couple, celebrated their 81st anniversary. The two met at a YMCA dance in 1926 and got hitched two years later. Today, they are both 101 and have two children (their son is now 74), five grandkids, and seven great-grandkids. And I thought making it to six-months was a big deal? Three cheers for old people! [BBC] Keep reading »

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