March 19, 2006 - Posted at 1:07 p.m. CST
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) _ If anybody keeps track of things like
longest residency in the same apartment, Margaret Walton and her
son Gerald would probably be ranked pretty high, at least in
The Waltons have lived in the same apartment at West Memphis for
the last 40 years. When the family -- which then included Margaret
Walton's husband and Gerald's father -- moved in on March 14th,
1966, the rent was 59 dollars a month.
The owners of the apartment complex celebrated the anniversary
by giving the 78-year-old Walton and her son gifts, flowers and
balloons. Both Walton and her son say they love where they live,
and have no plans to move.
In Margaret Walton's words, quote, ``I guess I'll die here,''