June 23, 2008

Rare oak wedding anniversary celebrated in Amsterdam

Filed under: Dutch first by Orangemaster @ 7:23 am
Pieter Ably and Henriette Jeanne Ably-Tritsch

Today, the very first oak wedding anniversary in the history of the Netherlands is being celebrated. It was exactly 80 years ago that Dutchman Pieter Ably and French woman Henriette Jeanne Ably-Tritsch from Amstelveen said ‘I do’ to each other. They are now both 102 years old and living together in an elderly home in Amstelveen. The Mayor of Amstelveen Jan van Zanen will visit them today to congratulate them. The longest standing anniversaries that Statistics Netherlands has registered are couples that have been married 70 years known as a platinum anniversary, hence the assumption that this is the first ever oak anniversary.

(Link and photo: ad.nl )

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