A couple considered to be UK’s oldest living couple is celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary BBC reports.
Couples who married 4th January 1941 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire now age 102 and 100 respectively was once told “it wouldn’t last long”, according to their daughter.
Mr. Ron and Joyce Bond, who live at Shenley Wood Retirement Village in Milton Keynes, last year received a written congratulation note from the Queen for their 80th anniversary.
Their daughter Eileen said: “It was said of them at the time of their wedding it would not last long. How wrong did folks get that?”
Speaking about how they cope with each other for the years.
They both asserted that love kept them together adding that they were both compatible on the marriage.
Mr Ron said “There is no boss in our relationship. We both give and take.
“We never expected to reach 81 years of marriage. We know we are very fortunate to have achieved this amazing goal. It feels excellent.”
Mr Ron said: “Sometimes life is hard but we work through it together. We look after each other, too.”
The couple had two children, Eileen and Bill, and now have three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Mr Bond worked at a Shell garage in Bletchley before retiring while Mrs Bond worked at Woolworths in Queensway. The pair moved to the retirement village in 2013.
Their daughter said her parents were a “truly inspirational couple”.
“There was always a warm welcome and lots of love for all,” she said.
“Dad worked hard to provide for the family, while mum worked hard at keeping our home and us clean and tidy.
“You only have to spend time with them to know they love and care for each other, even after 81 years of being married.”