The longest marriage in British history was marked by two spry folks who recently celebrated their 83rd wedding anniversary. Last week, Helen and Maurice Kay, who are 104 and 105, celebrated their anniversary in Bournemouth with family.
When Maurice Cai was a salesman for his father’s business, the couple first got acquainted. They have spent 87 years together.
Thank God we’re still together even though so much has changed. We enjoyed a wonderful day, and our adorable great-grandchildren kept us thoroughly entertained. I am now anticipating the following anniversary.
Regarding the celebration held at their residence, 160 kilometers outside London, Helen Kai said: “I was shocked at how much I liked it.”
Two of the couple’s children are still alive, along with six great-grandchildren and seven grandkids. They are “an inspiration to everyone they know,” according to their daughter Tina, and we “consider ourselves tremendously fortunate by them.”
She characterized her father as having a fantastic sense of humor, being sardonic, and being a great person in general. Her mother was described as a very stylish, well-groomed woman who visits her hairstylist at least twice a week and gets a manicure every Friday.
If Helen Kaye hadn’t been waiting for her older sister to be married, the couple claimed they may be commemorating their 87th wedding anniversary today. Maurice Kaye managed his father’s factory and two stores in London after his marriage, which the bombings had totally damaged.
He joined the front lines in 1939 and fought the Nazis. After the war, the couple relocated to Bournemouth, where they had four children—two of whom lived to adulthood.
The couple moved to Bournemouth and had 4 kids after the war damaged their factory, stores, and home in 1944.
Maurice Cai once quipped in a joke: “I didn’t anticipate it to last a week, but it’s wonderful, it lasts 80 years.” In this interview, Maurice Cai claimed to know the key to a contented family life: constantly coming to an agreement with his wife.