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Two Centenarians Ties The Knot After Falling In Love In Nursing Home

A couple meets, falls head over heels in love, and just months later they’re married in the courthouse. It’s a well-known narrative, but this time It’s not about a young starry-eyed couple. Instead, it’s two older citizens, both of them who are over 100 years old.

The Cooks had each lost two marriages, making this their third marriage. John, a World War II veteran, met Phyllis at the Kingston Residence in Sylvania, and love grew quickly. After dating for about a year, John Cook Sr., 100, and his new wife, Phyllis, 102, finally tied the knot on June 26.


“To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other,” Phyllis Cook, turning 103 this summer told NBC affiliate WNWO. “I know you think that may be a little bit far-fetched for somebody our age, but we fell in love with each other.”

“Well, we were just compatible in a whole lot of ways, found ourselves enjoying each other’s company,” commented John.


Two Centenarians Ties The Knot

Every day, the couple spends time together eating and relaxing in the sun, but they both have their own space because they live in different units at the facility.

“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 forthright: “He’s not completely dead sexually, and neither am I! I just don’t believe in hopping in bed like a Christian unless you’re married,” she said, citing her principles.

So John decided to make her an honest lady, and they went to the courthouse to get a marriage certificate.
They had no idea they’d be leaving the courtroom as husband and wife.


Two Centenarians Ties The Knot

“It wasn’t the plan, but we got here and they said we could marry you here,” John told WNWO. He apparently couldn’t wait to get married: “I said ‘good, let’s get it over with.'”

The pair can expect many good years together. Despite their ages, they have certain advantageous genes: Phyllis’ mother lived to reach 106 years old.

This narrative demonstrates that you’re never too old for a new relationship or a fresh start. Wishing the pair a long and happy marriage! Share their joyful tale with others!

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