“World Record for Longest Marriage held by Black couple
In a day when marriages begin and end with the greatest of ease, Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher are a rarity. The James City, N.C., husband and wife have been wed 85 years and hold the Guinness World Record for the longest marriage of a living couple
Banners and signs celebrating that record decorate the front lawn of their ranch-style home. They’ve captured the attention of newspapers, magazines and websites everywhere. And just recently, they received a signed commendation from President Obama with a promise of an official invitation to the White House to meet him.
The hoopla over their accomplishment doesn’t faze them at all. Zelmyra, 101, scorns the idea that there’s some secret to the longevity of their marriage. “No secrets,” she says. “There isn’t any secret. It was only God that kept us together.”
Herbert, 104, is amazed at their longevity. “I didn’t know I would be married this long,” he says. The retired Coca-Cola Bottling Co. mechanic still has a sharp mind, though his hearing is failing. Revered as a hard-working husband and father, Herbert built the family home in 1942, and he and his wife still reside there. His diligence and aggressive saving paid for the college educations of the couple’s five children. They also have 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.”
(Source: saltymagazine, via connie-rie)
Happy Belated Father’s Day.
GRADUATION DAY <3
When I was little, my dad used to travel a lot and I remember I always write a letter for him to read in the airplane.
I don’t remember when and why did I stop doing that as I grew up.
Few months ago, I saw my dad was organizing his closet and then I found an envelope with a messy handwriting there.
I couldn’t help but read, then I realized it was one of many letters that I wrote for him when I was little.
I told my dad, “I didn’t know you keep all of these”
He replied, “Of course, it’s my treasure.” and smiled.
I went to my room and cried happy tears. I didn’t expect or even thought my dad would kept it. I thought he’d just threw it all away once he read it.
I love my papa so much..:)
28th May 2011. Thank God..:)
I Love My Man
Christmas Love <3
I have a wonderful man, who helps keep a smile on my face..who isn’t perfect but is perfect for me.. who gives the best cuddles & would protect me from anything. Who makes me smile, laugh, cry & sometimes drives me crazy,who is my soul mate, and the most important thing is, who loves me just the way I am.
He’s the best Valentine’s day gift, Birthday gift, Christmas present.
He’s the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Dear my TK,
I’ve wrapped your Christmas present on the beginning of December. I can’t wait for you to open the present just so I can see the happy look on your face :)
Since 4th November 2008, I was only able to surprise my boyfriend for ONCE. This is going to be my 2nd surprise for him. He doesn’t know what the present is and I’ve promised myself NOT to give him any clues or obviously telling him what it was like I usually do.
25th December 2010, can’t wait..:)