A North Carolina couple, Willie and D.W. Williams, celebrated three big milestones: their two birthdays — which are just seven days apart — and 82 years of marriage.
In March 2019, D.W. Williams, 103, and his lifetime bride Willie Williams, 100, were feted at a big party hosted by both their daughter and granddaughter, BJ Williams-Greene, at First Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, as per WSOC-TV reports.
According to the local news station, Williams-Greene said: “To see them at this age and still doing well, it’s just a blessing to have them here”.
D.W. and Willie said that when they met, cab rides were just 10 cents. Together they have lived through the Great Depression, World War II, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, and Civil Rights Era. They’re extremely lucky to have each other by their side through the changing times.
But how they’ve made their relationship last, Willie told WSOV-TV that they’re really no big secret.
“I don’t have no secret for that, just be nice to each other,” they agreed.
“They are each other’s best friend,” added Williams-Greene. She says that her grandparents are an inspiration for long-standing relationships.
This story of loyalty and lasting love is an excellent example for the younger generations. Their advice to be nice to each other may seem obvious, but it has obviously taken them a long way through all of these years.
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