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Ohio Couple, 100 And 102, Tie The Knot

At an age when many people can no longer walk, two Ohio lovebirds have run off and eloped.

John and Phyllis Cook, who are upstairs-downstairs neighbors at a senior living facility, were planning a ceremony when they went to the courthouse last week to apply for a marriage license. But when they found out they could get hitched on the spot, “I said, ‘Good. Let’s get it over with,'” the 100-year-old John says.

That’s not to say it was an irresponsible decision. They’d been dating for more than a year, and knew they shared a special bond early on, Phyllis says. “To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other,” the 102-year-old recalls. “I know you think that may be a little bit farfetched for somebody our age, but we fell in love with each other.” John adds, “We were just compatible in a whole lot of ways; found ourselves enjoying each other’s company.”

If one of them was your parent or grandparent, would you have encouraged the marriage?


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