February 18, 2005

Only 80 and One Half Years to Go

From the BBC:

A couple who died more than 100 years ago have been officially named the oldest married couple in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. It has confirmed that Thomas and Elizabeth Morgan, from Cwmbran in south Wales, had a combined age of 209, and were married for 81 years.

The discovery was made by an amateur historian carrying out research in an overgrown graveyard.

Mr. Morgan was 106 when he died and his wife was 105.

Amazingly, this couple even outlived the notion of milestone anniversary gifts as the traditional list stops with diamonds for a sixtieth wedding anniversary. The Morgans must have celebrated their seventieth with platinum and their eightieth with something incredibly rare. Kryptonite perhaps.

To break the record, L and I will have to live to be 112 and 111 years old, respectively.

Posted by Doug at February 18, 2005 10:06 AM