With each year that passes in my singledom, I am forced to face the question: will I be single forever? The question brings anxiety and worry…which then passes because I really don’t think I could ever share my room with another human. But a couple from Ohio may be my example of how it’s never too late to find love.
Phyllis Cook will be 103 on August 8th, and her new husband, John, recently turned 100 years old. The newlyweds met at an assisted living facility in Sylvania, OH, and decided to “get it over with” (John’s words, not mine) and wed late last month. The couple had each lost two spouses before they began dating about a year ago. According to Phyllis,
“To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other. I know you think that may be a little bit far-fetched for somebody our age, but we fell in love with each other.”
John added, “Well, we were just compatible in a whole lot of ways, found ourselves enjoying each other’s company.”
The best part about John and Phyllis’ romance to me? They both kept their own apartments. That’s my kind of marriage.