Recently news stories carried the story of Zyness O’Havner and Sallie Warner, who were finally married after 77 years of living together. The bride was 94 and the groom was 95.

The couple married Wednesday at the Oklahoma County Courthouse in Oklahoma City.

Three of the couple’s four grandchildren attended. Evidently O’Havner had made frequent promises to make their relationship legal. He finally agreed to get married and did so in Oklahoma City. We can only wonder why it took so long.


J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.