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This 102-Year-Old Man Has Perfect Advice For A Long-Lasting Marriage

They have some sweet advice for a long-lasting marriage.

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Nicholas and Rafaela Ordaz had two reasons to celebrate last weekend — they marked their 82nd wedding anniversary, and Nicholas turned 102.

Rafaela celebrated her 100th birthday in October.
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Rafaela celebrated her 100th birthday in October.

Many of the Ordazes' 14 children, 44 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren (!!!!), and 12 great-great-grandchildren joined them at their Tracy, California, home to honor the occasion.

Both Nicholas and Rafaela are originally from Tariacuri, Michoacan in Mexico.
Isela Garcia

Both Nicholas and Rafaela are originally from Tariacuri, Michoacan in Mexico.

Their granddaughter Isela Garcia, who grew up in her grandparents' home, told BuzzFeed Life that they have always been invaluable role models.

Isela Garcia

"I always noticed the unity they had and still have have," she said. "I admire their love and compassion for one another and I can't say I ever saw them argue or mad at each other."

(The photo above, taken at another event, shows the Ordazes with 12 of their 14 children.)
Isela Garcia

(The photo above, taken at another event, shows the Ordazes with 12 of their 14 children.)

According to KFSN, Nicholas dispensed advice for a long marriage at the party — respect, affection, and not sweating the small stuff.

"I have learned to be a loving and caring person and to always put family first," Isela said of the lessons she learned from her grandparents.
Isela Garcia

"I have learned to be a loving and caring person and to always put family first," Isela said of the lessons she learned from her grandparents.

Think about that the next time you call you and your SO an old married couple.

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