‘Til Death Do Us Tweet: After 76 years of marriage and 82 as a couple, Lionel and Ellen Buxton know a thing or two about making relationships work. Now the pair-“Britain’s oldest married couple,” according to The Daily Mail-have joined Twitter, where they’re inviting younger users to tweet them with their love problems.
Lionel, 99, and Ellen, 100, met in 1930, when both worked at the Henley Cable factory in London’s East End. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Buxtons-who already have 1,155 Twitter followers-will beginning replying to romantic queries this afternoon.
Tuesday Quick Hits:
- Millions of people with hearing loss don’t use hearing aids, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers.
- NPR’s “All Things Considered” tackles the growing number of retirees trying to re-enter the workforce-and the trouble they have convincing employers to hire older workers.
- Courtney Cox’s “Cougar Town” kicks off season three. And “it’s not about cougars!” Cox insists. “It hasn’t been about cougars since the first four or five episodes.”
- San Francisco celebrates the 50th anniversary of Tony Bennett’s SF anthem, “I Left My Heart.” [See AARP’s interview with Tony Bennett here.]
- And House Republican leaders have reversed course, and are now agreeing to extend the Social Security payroll tax cut without insisting it be paid for with spending cuts. A vote could come this week.