In 1900 Octavio Guillen met the girl who would one day be his wife. Two years later he announced his engagement to Adrianna martines and everyone said they made a lovely couple.
They still made a lovely couple in 1969, when they cast caution to the wind and got married in Mexico City. They were both 82 and had been engaged for 67 years.
THE LEAST SUCCESSFUL ABDUCTION
In August 1972 Mr Darsun Yilmaz of Damali on the Black Sea was rejected by his neighbour’s daughter and decided to abduct her. Soon after midnight Yilmaz arrived in his beloved’s garden with a ladder. Once in her room, he threw a blanket over her head and carried her down to the car.
Away they sped into the night, joy in his heart and stars in the sky. However, when he unwrapped his precious cargo and pursed his lips for a kiss he discovered it was the 91-year-old grandmother, who took this welcome opportunity to beat him up.
THE LEAST SUCCESSFUL ALIBI
During his divorce hearing in July 1978, a London man was asked to explain what he and ‘the other woman’ were doing in his bedroom with the lights out. He replied: “Playing snooker.”
THE LEAST SUCCESSFUL ANIMAL RESCUE
On 14 January 1978 a fire crew in England were called out by an elderly lady in South London to retrieve her cat which had become trapped in a tree. They arrived very quickly and soon rescued the cat. So grateful was the lady that she invited them all in for tea. Driving off later, with fond farewells, they ran over the cat and killed it.