This Couple Celebrated Their 82nd Wedding Anniversary, Shared Tips For A Long-Lasting Marriage

Congratulations are in order!

A couple from Tracy, California, have reached an incredible milestone last weekend: they celebrated their 82nd wedding anniversary! Nicholas and Rafaela Ordaz – who were joined by their family members – had a double party, because Nicholas turned 102 on Friday!


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The elderly couple’s 14 children, 44 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren helped them mark the special occasion. They tied the knot in 1934, at a time when the United States was in the midst of the Great Depression, and Adolf Hitler declared himself to be “Führer”.


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The couple’s granddaughter, Isela Garcia, said that they have always been “invaluable role models”. She added: “I always noticed the unity they had and still have have. I admire their love and compassion for one another and I can’t say I ever saw them argue or mad at each other.”


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During the family gathering, the 102-year-old shared the secret to their eight-decade-long relationship: “respect, affection and not sweating the small stuff”. And even though the pair have been married so long there is not even a traditional gift to give, they are very close to having the longest marriage ever recorded.


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According to the Guinness World Records, Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher from the United States hold that title: they were married for 86 years and 290 days, until February 27, 2011, when Herbert passed away.

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