Thursday, February 14, 2008

A True Love

This is such a lovely and "awww" story for any day really but especially on this Holiday to Love. I've italicized things i loved
from the BBC

Couple counts 80 Valentine's days
Britain's longest living married couple, celebrating their 80th Valentine's Day, say a kiss every night is the secret of keeping love alive.

Frank and Anita Milford met in 1926 and married two years later. They live together in a care home in Plymouth.

Frank, who was 100 at the end of January, said: "We don't go in for big Valentine's Day gestures, being in love is something you do every day.

"At our age that's all you need, just us together, no big fuss," he said.

Anita, who is 98, says they still have little disagreements on a daily basis.

She said: "Not big rows, just the odd cross word. As far as I'm concerned, it's healthy."

The couple have two children, Marie and Frank, who are now in their 70s, and are grandparents and great grandparents several times over.
Married at Torpoint in Cornwall, they lived in a three-bedroomed bungalow in Plymouth for over 70 years before they decided to move into their care home in 2005.

One of their secrets for a long and happy marriage is to "share a little kiss" every night before bed.

Anita said: "It's our golden rule."

Frank said: "To win over your sweetheart you need a dose of old-fashioned chivalry and don't let your standards slip.

"We do everything together even after nearly 80 years."

Anita added: "Couples these days don't last long because they often don't take enough time for each other.

"There just isn't enough respect, love is about give and take.

"Our advice to young couples would be to make time for a little romance every day."

On 26 May, the couple will have equalled the record for the longest British marriage, held by Percy and Florence Arrowsmith, from Hereford, who were married for 80 years.

Stories like that really are so beautiful and give me hope that perhaps there is someone out there for each of us. It's a wonderful thought...a love like that...
Btw those pictures are Anita and Frank then and now

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