Another elderly couple decides not to let father time get in the way of their happily ever after. Pictured above is 95-year-old Lillian Hartley, who recently married her longtime sweetheart 98-year-old Allen Marks:
The story of these two widows began when they met at a temple in Palm Springs 18 years ago. The reason why they haven't gotten married until now is because they've been too busy living their golden years: travel, go to temple, and watching Los Angeles Laker games. It was on February 29th (Leap Day) that they finally decided to take the big leap. Lillian's description pretty much says it all:
"I don't know what will happen. I want to be together for all eternity, and I'm not taking any chances. We're the Romeo and Juliet of senior citizens."
The couple got married in an adorable two-minute civil ceremony at the county clerk's office, and now they're official. What's even more special is that with this wedding they now hold the Guinness World Record for oldest combined age of a couple on their wedding day: 193 years, eight months and three days. Pretty impressive!
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