When a little baby laughs….
What 100 words would you give this image?
“Milly, what the heck are you doing?”
“I’m taking pictures, why?”
“Well I could hear you milling around in that room but couldn’t imagine what you’re doing since there isn’t anything in there but a few plants and a really uncomfortable bench to sit on.”
“Deb, I’m just doing what I do, you should know that! I thought you knew me.”
“Milly, I was simply asking. You go do what you do, and I will talk to you later. I won’t disturb you again.”
“Deb don’t get mad. I’m just busy and it sounds like you think I do nothing!”
- An Ecuadorian husband and wife have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest married couple.
- Julio Cesar Mora Tapia, 110, and Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros Reyes, 104, have been married for 79 years and have a combined age of 214 years.
- The couple got married in a secret ceremony in 1941 because their families didn’t approve of their relationship.
- “The love and maturity that we had as a couple from the beginning of the marriage allowed us to know each other and grow emotionally to define our future,” the couple told Guinness World Records.
Julio Cesar Mora Tapia, 110, and his wife, Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros Reyes, 104, have been married for 79 years and counting.
If that’s not an accomplishment in and of itself, Tapia and Reyes are now officially recognized by Guinness World Records.
The world record organization recently certified the pair as the world’s oldest married couple with the highest combined age: 214 years.
The Quito, Ecuador-based couple met during Reyes’ school vacation. She was visiting her sister, who was Tapia’s neighbor. Tapia and Reyes started a friendship and fell in love.
According to Guinness World Records, Reyes loved Tapia’s talent for writing poetry, and Tapia was captivated by Reyes’ beauty and character.
Seven years after they met, the pair got married in 1941. They tied the knot in a secret ceremony because their families did not approve of the marriage.
However, the couple proved their relatives wrong and have had a long and happy marriage.
“It was not easy because our relatives did not have a good relationship, but with time and patience, we were able to unite them, and we became an example and the best reference for the younger generations,” they told Guinness World Records.
Tapia and Reyes spent years as teachers, and they had five children together, each of whom went on to get college degrees. The couple considers that one of their greatest achievements.
They also have 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Tapia and Reyes love going to the movies together, gardening, and having big family dinners. Though they have not been able to get together with their extended family as of late due to the coronavirus pandemic, they are looking forward to reuniting, they told Guinness World Records
The couple said that their “secret formula” for their long marriage is a combination of love, maturity, and mutual respect.
Prior to Tapia and Reyes, Japanese spouses Masao Matsumoto and Miyako Sonoda were the oldest living married couple. They were married for 80 years and had a combined age of 208 years.
Representatives for Guinness World Records did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
I’m going to try and reblog this. If it doesn’t go through I will be asking for advice!
Anyway, Enjoy Tracey’s contribution.
Writing is hard – finding the right word is work, and (as a post-menopausal female with hormonally triggered brainfog) it’s only getting harder.
I know what you’re thinking – if writing is work and work is a four letter word, why do I do it? I don’t have a choice.
I was an actress once upon a time (in the days before I became an Accidental Mother), and the first question my coach asked us was “Why do you want to be an actor?” Some of my classmates laughed when I said “I don’t”, but our teacher loved my answer. As he put it “The greatest artists don’t WANT to create – they have to create or die.” He didn’t mean it literally (at least, I hope he didn’t). He meant that creating is like breathing – you can’t live without it. Trust me. I’m an asthmatic –…
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This is a great contribution to Simply 6 Minutes! I learned something new about these little creatures!
Not sure why when I hit reblog nothing actually comes onto my blog.
Most lizards have four finger pads on their front legs and five toe pads on their back legs, which are covered with rows of hairs that produce electrical attractions which can literally glue the animals down to whatever they want to stick to. They have the ability to walk up walls and cling to ceilings and when they want to break the molecular attraction, they curl their toes to set themselves free, which is sort of like moving a sticky note from one place to another. These attractive forces are weak, but when you accumulate millions of hairs, some of these lizards can hang on during hurricane force winds.
Where I live in central Florida, there are lots of lizards and a group of lizards is called a “Lounge” of lizards, which makes sense, because they always look like they are lounging around. A while ago, I pulled out of my driveway and…
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How did I even get in here? Last thing I knew I was headed over to that tree and look at me now, locked in a zoo. This zoo looks like some of the others I have passed. I once overheard someone saying that there were a lot of animals to see in the zoo. Why am I here by myself? Wait, unless there is someone behind me. Should I look? I don’t know if I want to turn around and see what is waiting for me. If I stay here long enough maybe I will blend in and nothing will see me. Why did I head this way? What was I thinking? Who is that over there looking at me? Shhh… He sort of looks like me….Hmmm, his cage is a lot smaller. Why is he copying me? Maybe he’s some loony bird. Let me try to be friendly….
Okay, here goes…(waving)…Wow, he’s waving back. Maybe he isn’t so bad afterall. Let me tell him to come over…..(waving to come over)….Oh, he wants me to go into his cage. No, I’d better not. (Shaking head no)….Why is he saying no, I didn’t ask him anything? Okay, I’m just going to ignore…..
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