Sunday, June 01, 2008


A couple believed to be the longest married in England have just celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary, gaining themselves a place in the Guinness world record books. Wow! Frank and Anita Milford celebrated their oak anniversary at a party with family at friends, which was held at their care home in Devon. They also received a letter from Her Majesty the Queen congratulating them on reaching their special milestone anniversary. In today’s “throwaway” society with its high divorce rates where so many marriages don’t stay the course, it makes a refreshing change to see a devoted couple like this who have been happily married for such a long time and stuck together through thick and thin!

Devoted couple Frank 100 and Anita 99 married in 1928, the year Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin. The couple have two children, both in their seventies, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. They are justly proud of what they have achieved in their lifetime and have seen many changes during the many years of their marriage. The couple survived the tough war years and even a Luftwaffe bomb dropping on their house didn’t deter them. Like a lot of other people of their generation, they worked hard on low wages to support their family. Retired dockworker Frank believes that the problem with today’s young couples is that “they want it all too fast”. You can say that again! Anita believes that the reason why so many of today’s couples don’t last is that they don’t make time for one another. She believes it’s important to make time for a little romance every day. Sound advice and it’s obviously worked very well for Frank and Anita! The devoted couple are living proof that romance never dies. Married the year that pound notes were invented, their happiness is priceless. They are an inspiration to all of us. The couple say the secret of their success is they always have a kiss and cuddle at night, enjoy trips to the bingo and good plain English food! Congratulations to them both!


Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

What a great couple!

We all are proud of them! And you are right they are an inspiration of all us!

Thank you so much for this post, Naomi!

Svet and Kyle

Naomi said...

Glad you enjoyed the post Kyle and Svet. Yes this is a wonderful story