80 years together: the oldest married couple celebrated their anniversary

Last year, spouses John and Charlotte Henderson entered the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest married couple. They recently celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary.

John and Charlotte met while still students in 1934. The girl studied to be a teacher, and the young man was then a defender in the university football team.

They got married in late 1939, during the Great Depression, and spent only $7 on their honeymoon.

John is also now the longest-lived ex-player on the University of Texas football team. And he tries to attend at least one game a year every year.


The spouses do not complain about their health, every day they do exercises. For ten years, the Hendersons have been living in the Longhorn Village nursing home, where they celebrated their anniversary.

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