A couple celebrated their 81st anniversary recently after their friends had originally told them way back when that it wouldn’t last. Ron and Joyce Bond are the couple behind the 81st-anniversary news, which made them Britain’s longest married couple.
“We never expected to reach 81 years of marriage, we know we are very fortunate to have achieved this amazing goal,” says Joyce, who is 100 years old. “It feels excellent! There is no boss in our relationship, we both give and take.”
Ron and Joyce Bond celebrate impressive 81st anniversary
Ron Bond, 102, and his wife Joyce, 100, who share a flat in a Milton Keynes retirement village, wed at Newport Pagnell Registry Office in Buckinghamshire on the 4th of January 1941. They’ve celebrated their 81st Wedding Anniversary. https://t.co/aXJfxAidVg pic.twitter.com/gsVfpnxkLR
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Ron, who is 102 years old, echoed the sentiment, saying, “Sometimes life is hard but we work through it together. We look after each other too.”
“My parents are a truly inspiring couple, not only to my brother and I but to their grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren,” Eileen says. “You only have to spend time with them to know they love and care for each other, even after 81 years of being married.”
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