A couple meets, falls in love, and only a few months later, they’re married at the courthouse.
It’s a similar narrative, only this time it’s not about a starry-eyed young couple. Instead, it’s two senior citizens, each above the age of 100.
Both John and Phyllis Cook live in the Kingston Residence, a Sylvania, Ohio elder care home. They met and built a deep bond because their apartments were only a floor apart.
Phyllis, who will turn 103 this summer, told WNWO, “To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other.” “I understand you would think that’s a little far-fetched for someone our age, but we fell in love with each other.”
“We were just compatible in a number of ways, and we found ourselves enjoying each other’s company,” John, a 100-year-old WWII veteran, explained. They had both been married twice before and were both widows.
However, their quality time together extends beyond Bingo. “Well, I definitely shouldn’t talk about that,” John said when asked what their favorite thing to do together was.
Phyllis, on the other hand, was more open and honest:
“Neither he nor I am fully sexually dead!” KHOU 11 was told by Phyllis. “I just don’t believe in hopping in bed as a Christian till you’re married,” she said, citing her principles.
They had no idea they’d be married when they left the courthouse.
“It wasn’t the plan,” John told WNWO, “but we arrived here and they said we could marry you here.”
He apparently couldn’t wait to start married life: “I said, ‘Good, let’s get it over with.'”
So John decided to turn her into an honest lady, and the two of them went to the courthouse to get a marriage license.
The couple has a lot more happy years ahead of them. Phyllis’ mother lived to be 106, so they may have some good genes working for them despite their age.
It’s a tale that illustrates you’re never too old for a new relationship or a fresh start.
However, the pair understands the value of personal space, and Phyllis says they’ll each have their own place. Why is it necessary to rush things?
Watch their lovely video below: