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November 4, 2002

Perfect Match

From: Anorak, UK
Nov. 4, 2002

NOT many of us can claim never to have quarrelled with our partners, but that's the boast of Liu Yung-yang and his wife Yang Wan - and they have been married for 85 years!

The Taiwanese couple claim to be the world's longest-married couple, having tied the knot in April 1917 and to celebrate Liu serenaded his wife in front of 40 of their 110 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His granddaughter-in-law, Ying-ju, said Liu treated his wife tenderly and the couple never quarrelled.

It may help, however, that Liu is deaf...and Yang Wan is blind.

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