“Behind every great man is a greater woman.” So says Lee Cowan, a reporter for CBS Sunday Morning. Lee was able to uncover some of life’s most complicated secrets during a recent visit to Hemingford, Nebraska. The Longest Marriage in America (certified by the World Wide Marriage Encounter). His story inspired us, and we wanted to share this lovely story of endearment with you.
Dale and Alice Rockey are each 99 years old. They met as kids just after the turn of the last century, in the small town of Hemingford, Nebraska. As Lee Cowan reports, the group Worldwide Marriage Encounter crowned the Rockeys the Longest Married Couple of 2015, having been husband and wife for 81 years. – Lee Cowan; CBS Sunday Morning
When asked about the secret to their longevity Alice Rockey answered “I always let him have my way”. Clearly one of the (not so) secrets to their marriage is having a great sense of humor. Enjoy!
Longest Marriage In America: 81 Years
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