Will Wang Guiying be the oldest first-time bride on record? At 107, Wang has decided that at long last it’s time to marry. The reason is that she doesn’t want to be a burden on her nieces and nephews.
Wang’s story started in the southern Guizhou province of China. As a child, she saw her aunts being bullied and beaten by their husbands and decided she wanted no part of marriage. Determined to live independantly, she took up farming and supported herself until she was 74, when she was no longer able to work in the fields.
Since then, she has lived with nephews and nieces. Now, though, the youngest of those relatives is 60 and their children have children of their own to worry about. Wang fears becoming more of a burden than her family can cope with.
Wang has decided it’s finally time to marry. She’s searching for a husband…one around her own age so they can have something to talk about. Local officials have announced they will help Wang in her search for a husband.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I hope she finds what she’s looking for…including married happiness.