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This is what marriage and love is all about this article just touched my heart
Way to go Mr.& Mrs. Forrest Lunsway
How does it feel to become an Internet sensation and international phenom when you’re 90 years old?
How about when you’re 100 years old?
Answer: Exhilarating — and exhausting.
Just ask Rose Pollard Lunsway, 90, and Forrest Lunsway, 100. The California couple of nearly 30 years have been making headlines because they just got around to tying the knot — on Forrest’s 100th birthday. Media outlets call the pair every day, and congratulatory notes have been pouring in from all over the world. Even President Barack Obama sent one, along with a birthday card for the groom.
“My husband keeps saying, ‘What in the world is all the fuss about??’” Rose said, laughing. “It is getting to be exhausting, and I’m getting a bit confused. I’m wondering if details are going to get crossed in all these stories because I just can’t keep every detail straight.”
That said, Rose is happy to be sharing their story because she knows how unusual it is. With a combined age of 190, the pair is apparently on track to secure a Guinness World Record for being the oldest couple to marry. They’ve surpassed the aggregate age of the most recent record holders, Francois Frenandez and Madeleine Francineau of France.
“I knew this would cause a sensation because a lot of people don’t get married that old,” Rose said. “I just didn’t know how much news it would make. It just happened to be at the right time when everybody wants to hear something uplifting. And that’s what I want to do: the most good for the most number of people.”
‘On your 100th birthday’
Rose and Forrest met on a blind date at a senior center dance back in the early 1980s. They danced the night away and became an exclusive couple almost immediately.
They had both been married before and had lost spouses in death. Rose’s first marriage was a good one, and her husband had been sick for a long time before he died.
“After that, I had decided that I had no intention of remarrying,” Rose explained.
But eventually, Forrest popped the question. At that point Rose’s feelings about marriage hadn’t changed.
“I told him, ‘I’ll marry you on your 100th birthday,’ ” she said.
They stayed together for years, having adventures and enjoying life. They hiked the whole coast of California, kayaked in Alaska and found places to go ballroom dancing multiple nights a week. The pair attribute their longevity to their active lifestyles.
“No doubt about it,” Rose said. “My husband is very, very active. In fact, right now he’s outside planting.”
Forrest told TheDaily.com that he likes to quaff whiskey and 7-Up with his drinking buddies from time to time, and he prefers fried food. “Something you can get a chunk of,” he said. “Cut a bite off a piece of meat, that’s what I like.”
He also told the Dana Point Times that he doesn’t feel 100 at all. “I haven’t hit 65 yet!” he said.
As Forrest’s 100th birthday approached, Rose remembered her promise. The couple shared the news of their desire to get married with Vanna Murphy, site director of the Age Well Senior Center in Dana Point, Calif. — one of their favorite dancing spots.
Picture: Courtesy of Age Well Senior center in Dana Point
Article by: Laura T. Coffey Today.Com Contributor