Oldest Living Couple Has 190 Years Between Them May 8, 2011Posted by Metabiological in Longevity.
Tags: longevity, oldest couple, science, transhumanism
Who says love is wasted on the young? Okay I’m not sure anyone has said that but who cares. This is such a lovely story.
The couple, Rose Pollard and Forrest Lunsway, are 90 years and 100 years old respectfully and have been dating for thirty years. Why did they wait until now to tie the knot?
The wedding date holds double significance for Forrest, as it was also his 100th birthday. In fact, that was part of the deal: both were widows and didn’t wish to remarry when they met on a blind date in 1983. But one day, the question came up – and Forrest proposed on the spot. Rose’s response: “I told him, ‘I’ll marry you on your 100th birthday.’ And I did.”
It must be fate that on the same day I write about the amortal phenomena I get perhaps the perfect example of it. These people are not content to sit around and wait for death to come. They’re not interested in the fact that people their age aren’t “supposed” to do this sort of thing. They’ve found someone they love and dammit they’re going to enjoy their lives together. Best wishes to both of them!