I am not really a romantic at heart, but sometimes I run across a story that just melts me. The story of Lionel and Ellen Buxton is one of those stories. In a day and age when we're constantly bombarded by some ridiculous celebrity quickie marriage (ahem, Kim Kardashian anyone?), it's refreshing to know that some couples stay together for decades and somehow make things work, no matter what.
You need to know about Lionel and Ellen Buxton, and here's why: These two have been happily married for nearly 82 years. And no, that isn't a typo: They wed on July 18, 1936, and they'll celebrate their 82nd anniversary in 2012. This, to me, represents some truly inspiring, great news.
Lionel and Ellen first met and fell in love in 1930. The Londoners have been going strong ever since. Oh, and did I mention that Ellen is 100 and Lionel is 99 years old?! This couple has seen it all: wars, depressions and cancer (Ellen had bowel cancer a decade ago). What is their secret?