After almost 72 years together you’d think a couple could write the book on how to ensure a happy marriage.
But when elderly US couple Selma and Kenny took to the webcam to give their grandchild and partner the secrets to a happy union, they themselves soon proved a good argument is not such a bad thing.
Initially they were singing off the same hymn sheet.
Selma announced that tip number one was: “Be good to each other,” with Kenny chipping in: “I agree.”
Point two: “Make sure that you have food in your fridge, because you do not want to be hungry or starved,” advised Selma, to which Kenny added: “Correct.”
Point three was where things began to go awry.
“Help each other in every way financially,” Selma told the happy couple. Kenny decided he would be helpful: “Put away a couple of dollars. We saved up by putting away one of the salaries.”
Selma screwed up her face at him. “I shouldn’t say that?” asked Kenny. “No, no, no,” came the response.
Point number four — “keep a clean house” — was also divisive and !!!quickly replaced, but the new tip also proved controversial. “Go to as many places that you can to be together,” said Selma, adding to be careful about “watching your husband” — something with which Kenny took offence. !
The couple’s point number five? Selma: “Don’t argue with each other.”
Kenny: “I don’t argue with you.”
Selma “You do. You argue with me.”
Kenny “No, you always pick on me.”
Selma: “If I didn’t argue with you and I didn’t fight you, we wouldn’t be together for how many years?”
After more back and forth, the couple shared a kiss after raising a glass to the young couple on the other side of the webcam.
Cue uncontrollable laughter from Selma. “We are something,” announced Kenny to which Selma cackled: “I haven’t kissed him like that in 25 years!”
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