All his friends doubted that they could reach the goal. However, Ron Bond and his wife Joyce got it. is that this couple grandparents managed to celebrate 81 years of marriage to the surprise of his acquaintances and relatives. This is how they became the longest married couple in all of England and they even talk about breaking a record with their coexistence.
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He is 102 years old and she is 100. Together they live in a flat in a town whose residents they are mostly retired. This is the town of Milton Keynes where they have spent most of their lives. They got married on January 4, 1941 at the Newport Pagnell Civil Registry in Buckinghamshire. Since that day they have never been apart.
They proved their relatives wrong. Is that no one had faith that they would last together for eternity. Although more than eight decades have passed since they said yes, Ron and Joyce have had no significant fights in this long relationship. They are even great-great-grandparents, something that fills them with pride, thanks to the two children they had as the fruit of their love.
The secret to staying together
“The secret is in the commitment and taking care of each other,” Ron explained. His anniversary celebration did not lack anything his wife loves: tea and cake. His story shocked the world from social networks. In minutes they were already viral and they even received a call from journalist Ken Bruce of BBV Radio.
“We never expected to reach 81 years of marriage, we know we are very lucky for having achieved this incredible goal. It feels great. There is no boss in our relationship, we both give and take, ”Joyce confessed to the notero. She revealed that she was only 19 years old when she married her husband who was 21 on the day of the wedding.
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He also maintained that not everything was rosy, since they had to go through hard times during world war II. In those years Ron was the owner of a local garage. “Sometimes life is hard, but we’ve gotten through it together. We also take care of each other, ”revealed the woman.
On their 80th anniversary they also had a special greeting. Is that received congratulations from Queen Elizabeth. “How wonderful to hear of your 80th anniversary. I hope you enjoy this wonderful occasion”, the monarch told them in a letter that she sent them.