One Hundred Year Old Couple

They've lived to be one hundred years old and they spent most of that time together.

Marshall and Pruda North spend most of their days relaxing and watching their favorite local religious programs.

The Norths were born in 1907 and grew up in eastern Kentucky during a time many of us have only heard stories about.

“It was hard times, everybody had to raise what they ate. If they didn't raise it why they didn't eat it,” Pruda North said.

The Norths remember things like the first time they saw something strange in the sky.

“The first airplane come through here, I saw it and I ran in and got under the bed,” Pruda said.

Pruda North cared for ten kids while her husband worked in the coal mines.

Now they have dozens of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

After 77 years, they say they don't really have a secret to a happy marriage or living to be 100.

“That's the lord's work, not mine,” Pruda said.

Pruda North does admit she still does one thing that might surprise you.

“I've got one bad habit, I chew tobacco,” Pruda said.

One of the North's daughters stays with them most of the time.

“I may be here when the world comes to an end, can't never tell,” Pruda said.

The Norths say they don't fear death and hope to one day be in a better place.

The North's ten children are still living. The oldest is 76 and the youngest is 48.

They'll both turn 101 later this year.


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