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Marlow and Fran Cowan, an elderly couple who'd been married for 62 years, wandered through the atrium of the Mayo Clinic in 2008 and became accidental YouTube celebrities. Early this year they returned to the clinic for an encore performance (6 parts). The Cowans tell their story here.
posted by hermitosis (23 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
the first video there was really, really cute. Thanks!
posted by Fraxas at 11:06 AM on October 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


7 million plus hits, and I've never seen or heard any mention of it? How is that?

Either way, how cool, and very uplifting.
posted by nevercalm at 11:25 AM on October 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


wonderful, wonderful, wonderul. i hope every day that my wife and i become this kind of old.
posted by radiosilents at 11:33 AM on October 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Same here, nevercalm. First time I've seen or heard about this. They are an adorable couple. Makes me want to re-learn playing a piano.

Now excuse me as I need to get something out of my eye...
posted by schleppo at 11:43 AM on October 22, 2010


"...this little YoTube thing." Love it. What a charming couple!
posted by ericb at 11:52 AM on October 22, 2010


I like how the ass-smacking is part of the song.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:04 PM on October 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Heh, she's doing it for the camera but he's so totally shaking his groove thang and into the music
posted by The Lady is a designer at 12:13 PM on October 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is he really ninety? He speaks and looks like he's at least twenty years younger. They look and sound delighted with each other. A salute!
posted by peachfuzz at 12:20 PM on October 22, 2010


I am sad that I will never be half of a couple that stays together for 62 years.
posted by Decani at 12:30 PM on October 22, 2010 [8 favorites]


I just told my husband that we will never, ever be that cute.
posted by DarlingBri at 12:35 PM on October 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


omg they are so adorable ... am jealous :D
posted by liza at 1:01 PM on October 22, 2010


Thanks! That was totally new to me.

For those who enjoy this sort of thing, here's a cute 92 year old playing jazz and telling the story behind his tiny home-built piano.

posted by bonobothegreat at 1:01 PM on October 22, 2010


Stamp out piano locks
posted by Fupped Duck at 1:13 PM on October 22, 2010


I am sad that I will never be half of a couple that stays together for 62 years.

Don't worry, Decani, only the good die young, I think you might make it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:32 PM on October 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


That's just awesome.
posted by chococat at 2:41 PM on October 22, 2010


Omg. Girlfriend asks me every so often when I'm going to teach her how to play the piano, but we've never gotten past "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Internet, I get the hint.

Of course we can never be adorable old married people if we can't be married in the first place GRAAAAAR.
posted by honeydew at 3:52 PM on October 22, 2010


this is so sweet. may we all be so lucky.
posted by Heliochrome85 at 3:53 PM on October 22, 2010


That is so great; thank you for posting it.
posted by LobsterMitten at 6:52 PM on October 22, 2010


Not much to say that hasn't been already, but honeydew, keep the faith and just get old adorably. By then you'll probably be hitched.
posted by randomyahoo at 10:25 PM on October 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


So awesome! I just watched all six videos, and now I need to go blow my nose...
posted by sarcasticah at 11:56 PM on October 22, 2010


Love them! I bet they're great fun at parties.
posted by emd3737 at 3:06 AM on October 23, 2010


Made me cry. Off to sign up for those piano lessons. Of course, the mr plays the accordion-and that's not cute at all. It's evil.
posted by purenitrous at 10:52 AM on October 23, 2010


Don't worry, Decani, only the good die young, I think you might make it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:32 PM on October 22


I am touched, but in the words of Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein... Too late! Too late! :-)
posted by Decani at 4:21 PM on October 25, 2010


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