Now here’s a couple that has managed to break a few records. This February Duranord Veillard turned 109 while in May his wife Jeanne turned 105! They still remember the time when they got married – it was the same period when Franklin Roosevelt became president of the United States – fall, 1932.
Duranord and Jeanne never thought that they will reach this age especially not together. However, their example is definitely an encouragement for many couples. This old couple has five children.
About 50 years ago, Duranord was fired (he was working as a judge), but he got a visa to come to the States. The couple decided to move to Spring Valley. This is where he found his first job as a laboratory technician in the local Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a good worker for a decade there when he finally retired.
This amazing couple now lives with one of their daughters – Marie. So, most people are trying to understand what the recipe behind their successful marriage and happy lives is. As Mr. Duranord says – only God knows. This 2016, they have marked 82 years of marriage. In addition, they decided to mark their birthdays too as they do every year.
According to people who know him, Duranord is a honorable and interesting person. Their 62-years-old son Vely, says that their father is capable of sharing almost every moment he experienced in his life. So, he remembers everything worth mentioning in his life.
During his 108th birthday, Duranord invited a news reporter to film the event and offered her a piece of cake. It is interesting that his wife Jeanne, who was wearing a beautiful white linen dress, was sitting next to him holding his hand. When the reporter wanted to find out how she met Duranord she said that it all happened by accident in the street.
The Veillard family says that their parents are the oldest couple in the entire area. Duranord and Jeanne have 12 grand kids and one great grand kid. What is interesting is that Duranord has a routine that he respects all the time. Namely, he gets out of bed at 5 am and exercises. Once he finishes the seven push-ups, he takes a cup of tea and fresh fruits and oatmeal. Fresh veggies and fish are commonly found on their menu.
They also have a good sleeping pattern and go to bed relatively early. Of course, due to their age and physical condition, the couple spends most of the days inside their homes, but they were quite active outside in the past. Today, they are just hoping that they will mark another anniversary.