Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Couple Marks Possibly Record-Breaking Anniversary

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (WCCO) ― A couple from White Bear Lake celebrate their 83rd wedding anniversary this Sunday.

Now the Guinness Book of World Records is researching to see if Clarence and Mayme Vail qualify as the longest-married couple alive.

"It's unbelievable," said Mayme.

Clarence is 101-years-old, Mayme is 99. They were married in 1925 when Calvin Coolidge was President, but were sweethearts since they'd met in the 8th grade in Hugo, Minn.

"He had gone through the 8th grade in the other school, then he comes to our school -- smart as a whip," said Mayme.

The couple had 6 children, 39 grandchildren, and 101 great grandchildren. They live in an assisted-living home in White Bear Lake.

Mayme said patience is the key to a long marriage.

"You've got to admit you're wrong now and then," said Mayme. "I've had to do it."

Clarence summarized 83 years of married life in his simple way.

"Kind of lucky," he said.

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