Dana Jackson married her first husband at age 15. Earlier this month – just before Valentine’s Day – she married again, at the age of 100.
The groom was Bill Stauss, 87, a fellow resident at the Rosewood Health Care Center in Bowling Green, Ky.
The 100-year-old bride wore a traditional white gown. Although she had been married three times before, it was the first time she had a formal wedding.
“Well, we was just country people,” Jackson said of why she hadn’t had a gown or wedding before. “You didn’t do the things you do now. It was simple clothes and maybe a bouquet cut out of the yard. And that’s just the way it was.”
Stauss thought he’d never get married again. But he knew he had the right women in Jackson.
“I found one that’s just as nice as can be,” he said. “Treats me good. It’s rare to find a girl like that.”
And, yes, the two now share at room at the health care center.