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November 27, 2013

The smartest man on the planet

Happy Anniversary to the Betars. There's video of them at the link.

Relationship advice from America's longest married couple

John and Ann Betar of Bridgeport, Conn., are celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary on Monday, earning them the title of America's "longest married couple." When they eloped on Nov. 25, 1932 — Ann's father had plans to marry her to a man 20 years older — her family consoled the patriarch by assuring him Ann and John's marriage wouldn't last.

It has lasted — 81 years. Naturally, everybody wants to know the secret of their relationship's longevity. The first rule would seem to be living a long time: John Betar is 102; Ann is 98. [...]

"Be content with what you have and what you're doing," says John.

"We have watched the world change together," he continues. "The key is to always agree with your wife."

Bingo! says Kiri Blakeley at The Stir. A long, happy marriage has "nothing to do with keeping the sex spicy or the dinner hot or the children quiet or the anti-depressants nearby (though those things don't hurt)." It has to do with the old maxim "Happy wife, happy life." John clearly has "magic 'agree with whatever my wife says' superpowers" — that, or he's simply "the smartest man on the planet."

Via Miss Cellania

Posted by joke du jour at November 27, 2013 06:02 PM

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