D.W. Williams, 103, and Willie Williams, 100, can remember a time when cab rides cost 10 cents

By Caitlin Keating
April 04, 2019 04:33 PM
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A North Carolina couple recently celebrated three big milestones: their two birthdays — and 82 years of a marriage.

On Sunday, D.W. Williams, 103, and Willie Williams, 100, were fêted at a party hosted by both their daughter and granddaughter at First Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church in north Charlotte, WSOC-TV reports.

Looking back on their long lives and marriage, the Williamses recalled how they’ve lived through the Great Depression and the civil rights era. They even told the outlet they met a time when a cab ride cost a mere 10 cents.

“To see them at this age and still doing well, it’s just a blessing to have them here,” their granddaughter BJ Williams-Greene told the news outlet.

D.W. Williams and Willie Williams
| Credit: WSCO

As for how they’ve made their relationship last, “I don’t have no secret for that, just be nice to each other,” Willie told WSOV-TV.

Williams-Greene, however, has learned a few things from watching her grandparents over the years.

“It’s communication and loving each other and working together. They are each other’s best friend,” she told the outlet.

Asked what they’d do with another 100 years, D.W. replied, “I don’t know.”

“Sit around the house,” Willie added, making her husband laugh.