What’s the key to a long-lasting marriage? That’s what everyone is asking one North Carolina couple on their milestone wedding anniversary.
D.W. Williams, 103, and Willie Williams, 100, celebrated 82 years of marriage and their recent birthdays on Sunday at a party hosted by their daughter and granddaughter, WSOC-TV reports.
The Charlotte couple has been through many ups and downs together, including the Great Depression and the civil rights movement, during their 80-plus year relationship.
“She was good looking,” D.W. told local news outlet WCNC of when he first saw Willie in 1937.
“I felt the same way,” she replied laughing.
So how did they make their marriage last over eight decades?
“People may not believe [it] but we have never been the type that would fuss and fight,” the 100-year-old wife said. “We just find funny things to talk about.”
The couple’s granddaughter, BJ Williams-Greene, told WSOC-TV that her grandparents model inspirational behaviour.
“It’s communication and loving each other and working together,” Williams-Green said. “They are each other’s best friend.”
Willie said that there’s no one way to make a marriage work, but does believe in kindness.