Connecticut couple celebrates 81 years of marriage

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM

John and Ann Betar are celebrating being married 81 years today.

The couple eloped in 1932, escaping from Bridgeport, Conneticut where Ann’s father wanted her to marry an older man.

Apparently, much older , John is 102 and she’s 98.

They crossed state lines and married in Harrison, New York.

John said his new father-in-law was pretty mad, but Ann’s aunt consoled him by telling him the marriage wouldn’t last.

Earlier this year they were named the longest married couple in the America. 

 

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