Congratulations, Clarence and Mayme

You’ve been married a glorious 83 years

Clarence, 101, and Mayme Vail, 99, celebrated their 83rd anniversary Sunday, possibly making them the longest married couple alive in the United States.
Married in 1925, they almost didn’t make it to their 25th anniversary. When Clarence became critically ill with tuberculosis in 1948, Mayme made a promise to God that if her husband survived, she would attend mass every day — a promise she kept until last year when health issues forced them to move into an assisted-living center.

Now that is a life sentence, friends.
God bless them. 1925…man.
And I want a piece of their gene pool:

There was no shortage of people to attend the Vails’ anniversary party. Their family includes six children, 39 grandchildren, 101 great-grandchildren and 40 great-great grandchildren. Mayme Vail’s “kid” sister was there, too. She’s only 98.

So often you read of folks this age having outlived their children and grandchildren; not these folks. Amazing. Must be all that cheese and canned goods.

3 Responses to “Congratulations, Clarence and Mayme”

  1. Dave E. says:

    That is pretty amazing. Btw-That cheese bit is more of a Wisconsin thing. I say it’s the hotdish.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    Damn! Catering for that family must cost a heavy fortune.

    Congrats to them!

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