The two love birds got married on Forrest’s 100th birthday and say that there’s still a lot left that they want to do. The active couple says they want to go kayaking in Alaska, and walk the coastline of their home state of California. They also love ballroom dancing.
Forrest attributes his making it to 100 to living a life spent outdoors working as a pipe welder and an animal trapper instead of working behind a desk. He also smokes cigarettes, likes wine and eats fried foods; three things most doctors say will shorten your life, but evidently not in this new hubby’s case.
Rose gave some advice to other couples out there on marriage, saying for them to take their time and get to know each other and learn if you like the same things and have the same values. Plus, she told them to forgive each other and always remember to say I love you. She was born in Sacramento in 1920 and previously worked as an architect.
The happy couple met while ballroom dancing. Rose has been the holdout, and said in the beginning that she told Forrest she wouldn’t marry him, but changed her mind when he asked again last year.
Forrest says that the two have “many happy years left” and that he plans to stick around at least until he turns 110. His new wife just beamed and added that they are both just happy to enjoy each other’s company.
The couple will be confirmed in the next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest married couple, having beaten out a man and his wife whose combined ages were 183.