You can never be too old to fall in love! Love is a significant part of the human experience; you read about it, see movies about it, and if you’re lucky, you meet your other half, marry, and spend the rest of your life with them. The tale is a little different for some people, and there may be more than one soulmate out there. After reading this love tale, your heart will melt because it proves that love exists and that you are never too old to experience it.
John and Phyllis Cook are living proof that love can be found at any age. They are both residents of the Kingston Residence, which is a senior living home near Toledo, Ohio. Because they recently married, these two demonstrate that love knows no age limits. When Phyllis expresses their love, you can sense their profound bond. Others might think she’s insane, that they can feel this way at their age, but she does. That is the enchantment of their story. It’s like two teens who have fallen in love with each other. There’s an unmistakable chemistry here!
John, a World War II veteran of 100 years, and Phyllis, a West Virginia native who will turn 103 on August 8, have been dating for a year. Phyllis, a devoted Christian, thought marriage was the inevitable next step in their relationship. So they went to get a marriage license at the courthouse.
They weren’t planning on getting married that day; they were simply seeking a marriage license, but at the courthouse, John and Phyllis were told they could get married right away if they wanted. John responded with a firm Yeah. The two lovebirds got it over with and spent their honeymoon as the “it” couple at the Kingston Residence.
John and Phyllis have both been widowed twice, so they know what it takes to keep a relationship going. It’s all about respecting each other’s space, they say. The couple continues to live in separate residences, with he living below and she above. “Well, I definitely shouldn’t talk about that,” John said when asked about their favorite activity together.