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Tim's Take: Not So Young Love


They probably just didn't want to rush into anything.

So, maybe that's why Jose Maneul Riella and Martina Lopez waited to get married. And waited. And waited. They waited all the way until after World War II, which started six years after they met.

The couple from Paraguay finally walked down the aisle after they had already been together for 80 years, the 103-year old groom robbing the cradle with his 99-year old bride.

No word on new, borrowed or blue, but they had something old covered. Twice.

 They said it was their kids' idea that they make it official, even though the couple had been joined in a civil ceremony 31 years ago, when he was merely in his 70s and probably not ready to settle down just yet.

But it might be a nice change for a couple that has seen more than a little change during a relationship that started before Hitler took power and is still going strong after Bin Laden.

 It was even good for the Paraguayan economy. After all, the immediate family alone was a caterer's dream: Eight children, 50 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren.

No word if the couple is planning any more kids. But if they are, they'll probably wait until they've been married a while.

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