An elderly couple from Tracy, California, hit a milestone many couples dream of reaching but haven't been successful.

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Nicholas and Rafaela Ordaz celebrated 82 years of marriage last weekend. Their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren who also have children all attended the wedding anniversary party.

It was also a double celebration for the Ordaz family because Nicholas turned 102 years old a day before their anniversary.

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The couple said the secrets to their long-lasting marriage are 'respect, affection and not sweating the small stuff', ABC News reports.