America’s oldest couple: Still together and happy

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By Ja’na Jackson

Something sweet to read for the holiday season. I just thought this would be a great story to share. With many stories in the media about couples filing for divorce maybe to all you married couples out there this story can give you something to look forward to. Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of New Bern, North Carolina is the longest married couple in the United States. The Fishers got married on May 13, 1924 and hold The Guinness World Record for the longest marriage. Together they have 5 children, 10 grand children, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grand child. Mr. Fisher is 104 and Mrs. Fisher 101. Marriage advice from the Fishers: “Remember, marriage is not a contest-never keep a score.”