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English couple just celebrated their 81st anniversary

When a couple gets married, they never do it with the intention of getting divorced, on the contrary, for many it is a dream to reach old age with the love of their lives.

A marriage that has managed to spend a lifetime together is that made up of Ron and Joyce Bond, considered one of the longest in the entire United Kingdom, and boy, their love has defied one of the greatest tests: time.

Ron and Joyce Bond are a couple of 102 and 100 years, respectively, who have been together for more than eight decades. These grandparents celebrated their 81st anniversary on January 4 and are still as in love as the day they met.

The English couple met at Bletchley and married at Newport Pagnell in 1941, when they were 21 and 19 years old. Joyce still remembers that distant day, when the streets were covered with snow and the lines at the registration offices were very long because many men would be sent to war.

“We both give and receive”

They currently have children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. When asked about the secret to such a long and successful marriage, Joyce states that both are equal in the relationship: there is no one “ruler”. In addition, she says that they both know how lucky they are to continue with the love of their lives after so many years.

We did not expect to reach these 81 years of marriage, we know that we are very lucky, it is excellent. There is not one that sends more than the other, we both give and receive.

For his part, Ron says that while life isn’t always easy, a strong marriage like theirs knows how to overcome obstacles and how to take care of each other.

Sometimes life is hard, but we get through it together and we also take care of each other.

They are a truly inspiring couple

Her daughter Eileen also spoke to the media and thanked her parents for everything they did for her and her brother, since they always lived very happily and their home was full of love. In addition, she recognized all the love that her parents have for each other, a love so strong that not even time has been able to with it.

My parents are a truly inspiring couple, not only to my brother and I, but also to their grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. There was always a warm welcome and lots of love for everyone. Dad worked hard to support the family, while Mom worked hard to keep us and our house clean and tidy. You just have to spend time with them to know that they love and care for each other, even after 81 years of marriage.

People said they wouldn’t last

Their story is so moving and famous that on their 80th anniversary they received a personal congratulations from Queen Elizabeth II.

How wonderful to hear of your eightieth anniversary this January 4, 2021. I hope you enjoy this wonderful occasion.

Interestingly, when they got married, people claimed that the marriage would not last. How wrong they were!

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