Family Research Council

Love on the Bayou


By Tony Perkins
February 27, 2014

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Scotch tape was invented in 1931, and at least one couple has been sticking together ever since. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. If you go looking for an 83rd Anniversary card, chances are you won't find one. But, Norman and Norma Burmah got plenty of congratulations anyway. Over Valentine's Day week, the Burmahs , ages 99 and 102, were honored as America's longest married couple. Two children, six grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren later, the couple is just as happy and healthy now as they were eight decades ago when they met at the Roof Garden Dance Hall in New Orleans. Gene Mills of the Louisiana Family Forum thinks living in the Pelican State probably had something to do with the Burmahs success. "Louisiana is a state that values lifelong loving marriage. How great to celebrate authentic examples of a godly covenant marriage." When the headlines are full of bad news, it's nice to be reminded that some couples like the Burmahs are living happily ever after.

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