Two long-lived people in Britain celebrated their 83rd wedding anniversary, thus becoming the country’s record holder for the length of a marriage. Helen and Maurice Kay, aged 104 and 105, celebrated their anniversary last week surrounded by family in Bournemouth.
The couple met when Maurice Cai was a salesman for his father’s firm. They have been together for 87 years.
“So much has changed, but we’re still with each other, thank God,” he said. – We had a great day, we were terrific entertained by our gorgeous great-grandchildren. Now I’m looking forward to the next anniversary.”
Helen Kai said: “I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it,” referring to the party held at their home, one hundred and sixty kilometers from London
The couple has two surviving children, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Their daughter, Tina, said her parents were “an inspiration to everyone who knows them, and we consider ourselves truly blessed by them.”
She described her mother as a very stylish, well-groomed woman who visits her hairdresser at least twice a week and gets a manicure every Friday, and her father has a great sense of humor, is ironic and a great life person.
The couple said they might have been celebrating their 87th wedding anniversary had it not been for the fact that Helen Kaye was waiting for her older sister to marry. After his marriage, Maurice Kaye went on to run his father’s factory and two stores in London, which had been completely destroyed in the bombings. In 1939 he went to the front and fought against the Nazis. After the war, the couple moved to the seaside town of Bournemouth and had four children, of whom two survived.
In 1944, the couple’s factory, stores and home were destroyed in the war, leading them to move to Bournemouth, where they had four children.
“I didn’t expect it to last a week, but it’s amazing, it lasts 80 years,” Maurice Cai once jokingly said in an interview. In this interview, Maurice Cai said he knew the secret to a happy family life: always agreeing with his wife on everything.