Thursday, February 26, 2009

Longest Recorded Marriage

A Craven County couple are in the Guinness Book of World Records. The two did nothing outlandish such as sky-diving upside down or having the most tattoos.
No, Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of the Brownsville community have been married for more than 84 years. That is a feat in itself. They have the world record of the longest marriage for a living couple.
They can thank their granddaughter Iris Godette for getting the
recognition. She submitted the information to the Guinness Book of Records. The information was apparently checked by Guinness and a
certificate was given to the couple. Herbert was born June 10, 1905. His
hearing is going but his mind is sharp. Zelmyra was born Dec. 10, 1907.
She uses a walker to get around the house and yard. The two of them can
still give their reasons for marrying on May 13, 1924. "He was not mean;
he was not a fighter," Zelmrya said. "He was quiet and kind. He was not
much to look at but he was sweet."
That is such a blessing and hope that I am blessed with tht many years of marriage.
Information found here


GC (God's Child) said...

that's a beautiful story and great reasons to get married

Hannah Noel said...

That is so awesome!!

kilee said...

Wow. This is unreal! gives me hope!!