This Sweet Pair Is The ‘Longest-Married Couple In America’ – And They Just Made History

I love love! Stories of love, movies about love, and experiencing love for myself just makes my heart smile. Contrary to a lot of people I know, Valentine’s Day is actually one of my favorite holidays. The celebration, the hugs, the kisses, the letters, the hearts, the chocolate, and the LOVE give me feelings of joy and excitement.

There is so much power in love, whether that love be between two friends, siblings, a couple, or parents and their children. Anyone who loves or is loved by someone knows what a blessing it can be.

The love between John and Ann Betar is beyond admirable and definitely worth recognizing. The two went on their first date back in 1932 when John was 21 years old and Ann was 17. Just days after their first date, they eloped. This past November 25th, John and Ann celebrated their 85th wedding anniversary!

“And they said it wouldn’t last!” John laughed while telling their love story.

Their remarkably long-lasting marriage has made them the unofficial longest-married couple in all of America, acknowledged by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter in 2013 when they were commemorating their 81st anniversary. What a title to have!

John and Ann, now 106 and 102 respectively, have five children, 15 grandchildren, and more than a dozen great-grandchildren. The couple honored their recent anniversary in Connecticut with the company of their family.

Unbeknownst to them, their family had planned a special surprise for the two lovebirds: a ride in the same model car – a Ford Roadster – that they drove in on their first date 85 years ago.

“Like old times,” John said to Ann as they kissed and thought back on the monumental day.

Ann was not hesitant in offering advice when asked how they have managed to keep their love and marriage alive after all these years.

“Listen to one another no matter what the situation is,” she instructed. “We’re not arguing, we’re listening and we’ve always listened.”

John and Ann fall just short of the world record for longest marriage (86 years, 9 months, and 16 days), but they show no signs of slowing down.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Betar on 85 years of marriage and a beautiful lasting love! We wish you many more blissful years together!

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Father receives heartbreaking news about his 14 year-old-son. This is how he reacted.

Father receives heartbreaking news about his 14 year-old-son. This is how he reacted.

A father recently shared this gripping moment when he found out that the son he raised as his own for 14 years, wasn’t his biological son. His reaction was completely unexpected.

Did he do the right thing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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Boy has high fever and can’t stop crying – then his mom realizes doctors’ deadly mistake

Almost everyone has had chickenpox, and I for one still remember how terrible it was. Still, I’m glad I’ve already had it and don’t have to worry about getting it as an adult, when it’s supposed to be even worse.

Chickenpox isn’t considered to be particularly dangerous and everyone who gets it suffers through the same pain, but for one mother, her son’s sickness turned into a nightmare.

It all started when Hayley Lyons from Warrington, England brought her son Lewis to the doctor because the boy had an alarmingly high fever.

The doctor recommended that Halley give her son ibuprofen to relieve his pain and reduce his fever. She trusted this advice and did as the doctor said.

After Lewis took the ibuprofen, his condition became worse, and Hayley had to rush him to the hospital for a second time. And this time, the boy was diagnosed with a serious infection.

Since one of her friends’ kids also had chicken pox, Halley felt that she wanted to warn other children.

Here’s how she wrote on Facebook:

“Chickenpox is going round again can I please remind people NOT to give your children nurofen/ibuprofen.

Four different doctors from our local (out of hours) prescribed it for Lewis as we couldn’t get his temp down. This type of medicine is an anti inflammatory, it reacts with chicken pox making them go deeper into the skin tissue.

It was only wen we took Lewis to Alderhey because the doctors from our hospital kept sending him home saying it was ‘just chicken pox’ we found this out.”

“He ended up with septicaemia and was admitted straight to Alderhey as soon as we arrived there.

Only because we persevered and took Lewis to a children’s hospital off our own back was he ok.

This could have ended up so much worse if it wasn’t for those doctors at Alderhey and their advice, care and knowledge.

Only use CALPOL for their temps.

It does actually state on the nurofen website not to take this medicine with chickenpox. (We discovered this after it happened) But when our doctors prescribe it, who are we to question it?”

Thanks to the fact that Hayley was so observant and realized that Lewis was seriously ill, Lewis turned out okay. Find out more information about the side effects of ibuprofen on

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Babies are his creations, and are therefore a blessing to us all. Use these Bible Verses for a better understanding of God’s view of babies, and also for inspiration for blessing the births of new borns. Encourage parents to be, an expecting mom, and family with Scripture that celebrates new life..

Psalm 127:3-5 :Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

Do twins actually have their own special language : Watch these two twins and you may be convinced of just that! These two sweeties are having an incredibly adorable conversation with each other. It’s so cute to witness the beginning of their no doubt lifelong loving friendship that they will have with each other. They always say how twins have a special connection, and this video really reveals that.

Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

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45-year-old son loses it with dad’s dumb questions then unexpected answer gives him lesson for life

My children might not have received absolutely everything they asked for in life, but myself and their mother have tried to give them as much as we possibly could. At the end of the day, they know they have parents who love their children more than anything in the world.

They’re not always around to visit, but I understand that my sons have their own lives and careers that take up much of their time.

I hope, however, that they get the chance to read this story and take a few moments out of their days to think about it. It would certainly mean a lot to me.

The following story is fictional, but no less poignant for it. It begins with an 80-year-old man sitting on the sofa in his house, along with his well-educated 45-year-old son …

The old man was looking out the window, when a crow suddenly landed on the other side of the glass. He looked at his son and asked, “What is that, my son?”

The son promptly explained that it was a crow.

After several minutes, the father asked the same thing again.

Again, his son replied, “I just told you, dad, it’s a crow.”

For the third time, the father asked the same thing: “What is that?”

This time, the son screamed back, “I’ve told you so many times now, it’s a crow! Why are you asking me the same question again and again? What are you not understanding?”

After a time, the old man went to his room and withdrew a diary – one where he had written the story of his son’s life.

He took the book back to his son and asked him to real aloud from one of the first pages. Here’s what the dad had written:

“I sat on the sofa with my three-year-old son today. Suddenly, a crow landed by our window. My son asked eagerly, ‘What’s that?’ He asked the same question about twenty-three times. I gave him the same answer every time; that it was a crow. I hugged him every time he asked me. The questions did not annoy me, I only felt love for my innocent and curious child.”

Although the father hadn’t gotten angry when his son had asked him the same question 23 times, the son had grown irritated with his dad after just the third time of asking.


If you have old parents, make sure you always speak to them with the kindness and respect they deserve. Be thankful that your parents are still alive and you have the chance to see them – it’s a luxury so many of us take for granted, and one you can’t reclaim once you lose.

No matter how clever you may be, how many qualifications you boast, compassion comes from the heart. You should always think about those who provided and cared for you before you were who you are today. Keep in mind it was most probably your parents who did everything for you, with the sole aim of making you as good as you could possibly be.

No matter how your parents act when they’re old, be sure to treat them with respect. They deserve it. You are who you are now, because of them.

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Wonderful clip: Father teaches his baby daughter to say “daddy” – now she’s charming the Internet

I think most of us can agree that laughter is incredibly contagious. Which is lucky for us, since there’s no better feeling than letting loose a loud guffaw with friends.

Just hearing others having a good time can put you in a good mood – and when someone starts roaring with laughter, then it’s hard not to join in.

I’ve had so many times where I and a group of friends have been having a great time together, and then someone starts giggling. Once that happens, it’s hard to stop, since watching others breaking down in laughter just turns up the hilarity factor even more. It becomes a positive feedback loop of fun!

The video below is a perfect example of just how contagious laughter can be. The clip has been viewed by more than 600,000 people, and I just had to share it with you. I couldn’t help but re-watch it over and over again with a big smile plastered on my face!

A father his carrying his baby daughter Nowah on his back. She has just learned to say “mommy”, and now Dad thinks it’s time to learn “daddy”.
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But as it turns out, saying “daddy” (“papa” in Dutch) is harder than expected, so the father turns it into a game – something his daughter finds unbelievably funny. Her wonderful laughter is really contagious – and her Dad can’t help but join in himself!

Wonderful laugh

This clip is just amazing in its simplicity! It seems like the daughter is starting to learn, even if the word “papa” comes out more like “baba” – but at least it’s a start. An insanely adorable start!

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91-year old gets harassed by 3 bikers, then stands up and takes the ultimate revenge

Never mess with old men and women. They’ve been around the block, and their wisdom and experience win out every time. Respect your elders, and they might teach you a thing or two!

Many elderly folks love to share hilarious and fascinating stories from their past. That’s why I adore this funny fictitious story! I love when worlds collide, such as when this experienced old-timer goes up against three arrogant and disrespectful bikers.

Note that these fellas aren’t representative of all bikers – every group has their bad apples. I hope you’ll like this story – if you did, feel free to SHARE it with your friends!

A 91 year old man by the name of Paul is quietly having a meal in a roadside diner after a few hours on the road. Suddenly, three leather-clad bikers enter.

Paul glances at the new arrivals, but then resumes enjoying his coffee and apple pie.

All hell breaks loose

The first biker walks up to the old man, and without a word, puts out his cigarette in his apple pie. He then walks off to sit down at a table in the corner of the diner.

The second biker clears his throat and walks up to the old man. He drops a disgusting glob of spit into Paul’s coffee, and then goes over to the corner to join his biker pal.

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The third biker threateningly walks up to the old man, and stands there looming over him. He picks up Paul’s plate, throws it on the floor, where it shatters with a loud CRACK. The biker then walks over to the others with a grin.

Without saying a word, Paul reaches for his wallet, pays for his meal – and then gets up and leaves the diner.

“Hehe, that old geezer isn’t much of a man, is he?” says one of the bikers to the waitress.

The waitress smiles and replies:
“He also isn’t much of a truck driver, seeing as how he backed over three motorcycles in the parking lot just now…”

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My dear girl,

The day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.

If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep.

When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl?

When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way… remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day… the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.

If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you.

And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked.

When those days come, don’t feel sad… just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love.

I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you… my darling daughter.

She Stops Blind Man About To Make Blonde Joke. His Response. OH DEAR!

An old blind cowboy strolls into a bar one day. Without knowing it, he has actually entered an all-girl biker bar by mistake.

He wanders over to a bar stool and asks the bartender for a shot of Jack Daniels.

He sits there for a while, then calls out to the bartender. “Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?”

At that point the entire bar falls deadly silent.

In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says, “Before you tell that joke, cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five things:

1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat.

2. The bouncer is a blonde girl with a club.

3. I’m a 6-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in Karate.

4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weight lifter.

5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.

Now, think about it seriously, cowboy… Do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?”

The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters,

“No… Not if I’m gonna have to explain it five times.”

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Dollar Bill Found with Alleged Note from Girl Who Went Missing in 1999

On an afternoon in January 1999, 11-year-old Mikelle Biggs was riding her bike in Mesa, Arizona, waiting for the ice cream truck to arrive.

Mikelle and her younger sister Kimber had been playing outside. Soon Kimber started walking home to talk to their mom, while Mikelle stayed outside on her bike.

But just 90 seconds later, everything would change. Mikelle was suddenly nowhere to be found, her bike abandoned on the road and her ice cream money thrown on the ground.

Within 30 minutes, Mesa police began circling the area by helicopter, using a loudspeaker to announce the search for the child. But somehow, she had vanished.

Nearly 20 years later, Mikelle’s case is still the “most intense investigation in the Mesa Police Department’s history,” bringing in over 800 pieces of evidence and nearly 10,0000 tips.

Mikelle Biggs

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Case evidence includes “nearly 500 interviews with psychics and searches of 35 abandoned mine shafts in the San Tan Mountains.”

In a 2009 interview, lead case detective Jerry Gissel revealed his belief that the 11-year-old was kidnapped and had been running away from someone she didn’t know.

“It wasn’t somebody that she knew or wanted to be with,” he said. “She dropped the bike, she was running toward home, she dropped quarters, and it was swift. And somebody grabbed her and, I believe, abducted her in a car and drove away with her.”

At the time, her face became extremely well known; you couldn’t pass a street sign or post without seeing her smile on a missing flier.

Endangered Missing: Mikelle Diane BiggsAnyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mikelle Diane Biggs should…

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ips came in, including leads to local businesses that led to drawn out searches of their buildings, only to find they were hoaxes all along.

One tip came via email claiming the sender had kidnapped Mikelle. When a SWAT team surrounded the Phoenix home the email was traced to, they discovered the sender was just a 12-year-old kid “messing around on the internet.”

Eventually, all other supposed clues led to dead ends.

But on March 14, 2018, a new tip was reported in the form of a note on a dollar bill.

The 2009 bill was found in Neenah, Wisconsin, with a message scrawled on the edge of the bill. The writing reads “My name is Mikel (sic) Biggs kidnapped From Mesa AZ I’m Alive.”

This message on a dollar bill says missing Mesa girl Mikelle Biggs is alive. She was reported missing in 1999. "My name…

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The handwriting on the dollar appears to be a child’s handwriting and the “‘s’ in ‘is’ almost sits on its side while the ‘kel’ in the name is written in cursive.”

Neenah Police Investigator Adam Streubel questions the authenticity of the note, explaining that Mikelle’s name is spelled incorrectly, and it may just be “a senseless joke.”

Investigators have said there is no way to know how the bill wound up in Neenah, and with “no way to trace it,” it’s most likely back to square one.

“There was a little spring of hope for a second, and then reality set in,” Streubel said. “There is nothing you can do with it, which is rather frustrating.”

But Mesa police spokesperson Detective Steve Berry said detectives aren’t discounting “the investigative value” of the note and are looking into the new evidence.

“We don’t get a lot of tips any more, but we occasionally do,” Berry said. “We always follow up on it. We always hope that might be the one that breaks the case.”