Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Black History Month - Mr. & Mrs. Herbert & Zelmyra Fisher


Herbert Fisher married Zelmyra on May 13, 1924.  They are in the World Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living African American couple.  Married for 84 years, Herbert, age 105, and Zelmyra, age 103, don’t seem to be fazed by their accomplishment.  Zelmyra says there are “No secrets.  There isn’t any secret. It was only God that kept us together.”

The two built their home on the belief and intention that the marriage would last forever. They now enjoy sitting on the porch as people pass by, watching television together and the company of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The two have managed to keep their marriage strong because of a mutual love and respect that they have and show toward each other. And they say if they had it all to do over, they wouldn’t change a thing.

Just recently, they received a signed commendation from President Obama with a promise of an official invitation to the White House to meet him.

The Real Wives of Chicago will like to honor, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert & Zelmyra, Thank You for your Contribution of love, respect and togetherness!

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