Newlyweds John and Phyllis Cook are celebrating their new lives together at their Ohio senior living facility. After a year of dating, the couple went to the courthouse to get their marriage license last week, and found out they could get married on the spot. “It wasn’t the plan, but we got here and they said, ‘we could marry you here.’ I said ‘good, let’s get it over with,'” said John. So what is so special about the Cooks and their love? John is a World War II veteran who just turned 100, and Phyllis will turn 103 on August 8.
Both had previously lost two spouses, and both were delighted to discover love again before their time was up. “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. It’s a wonderful story that these two discovered each other and their affection for each other; proving it is never too late to find love and you are never too old to express your feelings for another.
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