81 years together - level 2

81 years together - level 2

02-12-2013 14:00

The longest married couple in America celebrated their 81st wedding anniversary.

The two come from a Syrian neighborhood in Connecticut. The wife’s father wanted to marry her off to a man she didn’t like, so she secretly married the man she loved, and they escaped to New York to start their life together. It was in 1932.

After 81 years, the wife says that marriage is not only something romantic. You learn to accept one another’s ways of life and all the disagreements, such as about children.

The couple can show us that true love doesn’t grow old. They have 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren together.

Difficult words: anniversary (date on which something special happened in the past), escape (get away), disagreement (situation in which people don’t agree on something).

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