Married At 86-Years-Old: A Love Story 60 Years In The Making
For all those who think they are too old, too grown, too divorced or even too “over it” to find the love of your dreams, STOP. Just ask Millie Taylor-Morrison and her new husband Harold Morrison.
They are the New Jersey couple who got married on October 16 — more than 60 years (yes, 60) after they first met.
So how’d they meet?
Well, Millie, an 86-year-old proud mother and grandmother, was married to her first husband for 41 years before he died in 1992. Years later, she reconnected with Harold, 85, who was actually a guest at her first wedding in 1952. Since the whole church was invited to the wedding and Harold was a member of the church, he was there.
“I used to sing in the choir and Harold attended my church,” Millie tells People.com. “I would be standing with the other choir members, waiting to walk out and he would come over and kiss me on the cheek before sitting down for the service.”
Millie and Harold didn’t see each other again for many years until Harold joined her new church, New Beginning Faith Fellowship Ministries in Orange, New Jersey.
When Harold started to get sick, Millie and other church members would visit him at his house and she offered to drive him back and forth to services. When he got better, they continued to see each other. Eight years later, he became sick again to the point where he couldn’t live alone.
“I asked him if he wanted to live with me instead of a nursing home,” Millie says. “And he said, ‘Definitely.’”
When Harold got better a year later, Millie said to herself, “I love him, but I can’t have him living in my house…I have granddaughters and grandsons.”
“I’m a Christian woman and I want to live a Christian life ,” she says. “We decided that even though we were in our twilight years, we wanted to be pleasing in God’s eyes.”
So the couple set a wedding date and tied the knot in front of 200 friends and family.