The Longest Marriage Ever! Husband-108, Wife-105, Celebrate 82 years of Marriage!

March 16, 2018 Unknown 0 Comments

Rockland County has the oldest married couple in the world. Duranord and Jeanne Veillard are married for 82 years and no they will celebrate their next anniversary in a very special way.

This couple is part of the very rich history of the County and has seen a lot of things changing since they’re together. Both of them have combined age of 202 years.

The husband Duranord is 109 years while his wife Jeanne 105. Jeanne said yes in November 1936, that is the time when Franklin D. Roosevelt entered the office. As they say to the reporter, they never expected to live so long and that would have large 83 years marriage.

Duranord comes from a fishermen’s family from St. Louis du Sud. He spends his young years in Les Cayes in Southern Haiti but lived in Port – Au – Prince and studied law. later on, they moved to the United States in 1968 because Duranord lost his job as a judge.

They found their peace in Spring Valley where they settled and had 5 children. Here Duranord worked as a lab technician at the Good Samaritan Hospital.

For the celebration, he was dressed in matching crisping white guayabera with brown slacks and brown leather shoes.

Jeanne and Duranord say that it is a blessing having your life partner by your side for so long. Duranord joked, he said I wouldn’t last a day without Jeanne, she is probably the reason why I’m still alive.

At their celebration, they ware telling jokes and holding the American flag. They also mentioned that one of the best things that ever happened to them is moving in the United States.

Duranord said said that since they moved here, they ware instantly accepted in the county.

An 80 year old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45 years old highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window.

The Father asked his Son, “What is this?” The Son replied “It is a crow”. After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, “What is this?” The Son said “Father, I have just now told you “It’s a crow”. After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son the 3rd time, What is this?”

At this time some expression of irritation was felt in the Son’s tone when he said to his Father with a rebuff. “It’s a crow, a crow”.A little after, the Father again asked his Son the 4th time, “What is this?”

This time the Son shouted at his Father, “Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times ‘IT IS A CROW’. Are you not able to understand this?”

A little later the Father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his Son was born. On opening a page, he asked his Son to read that page. When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary:

“Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated I rather felt affection for my innocent child”.

While the little child asked him 23 times “What is this”, the Father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times and when today the Father asked his Son the same question just 4 times, the Son felt irritated and annoyed.


If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gracious word, be cool, obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents.From today say this aloud, “I want to see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I was a little child. They have always showered their selfless love on me.

They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable in the society today”. Say a prayer to God, “I will serve my old parents in the BEST way. I will say all good and kind words to my dear parents, no matter how they behave.

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