Newlyweds John and Phyllis Cook are starting their conjugal life together in their 100s at their Ohio senior living facility. John is a World War II veteran who just turned 100, and Phyllis will be 103 on August 8. Phyllis Cook’s family is blessed with longevity; her mother lived till 106.
Both John and Phyllis had lost two spouses in the past and feel lucky to have found love a third time. The couple went to the courthouse to get their marriage licence last week and found out they could get married on the spot, reports the CNN.
“It wasn’t the plan, but when we went there they said, ‘we could marry you here.’ I said ‘good, let’s get it over with,’” John Cook told CNN affiliate WNWO. It wasn’t a rash decision: they had been dating for about a year before they tied the knot.
“To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other. I know you think that may be a little bit farfetched for somebody our age, but we fell in love with each other,” Phyllis Cook told the WNWO. They spend their days together enjoying meals, sitting in the sun and zipping down the halls of the Kingston Residence of Sylvania in their mobility scooters, but they also give each other space.
“What we do, we keep both of our apartments. He’s upstairs, and I’m down,” Phyllis Cook said. The couple plans to keep busy and enjoy their time together.