Monday, May 28, 2007

It's never too late

SAN DIEGO-- Two lovebirds who have lived a combined 181 years have become the oldest couple to ever apply for a marriage license in San Diego.

Harold Bentzien, 100, and Madonna Marshall, 81, were married Saturday at the Tierrasanta Seventh-day Adventist Church, with an odd spin on the ceremony, The San Diego Union Tribune reported. One of their flower girls was the groom's great-granddaughter and one of Marshall's middle-age sons walked her down the isle.

The San Diego County recorder may not track the age on marriage licenses, but staff members couldn't remember anyone older having been granted one.

"The men all say he is robbing the cradle," Marshall said, chuckling. "But at 81, I'm not sure that applies."

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