"The power couple: Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, 72, and Umberto Tosi, 76
Years together: Three and a half
Occupations: Eleanor’s a painter; Umberto is a writer.
What’s your current conversational title of choice for your significant other?
Eleanor: A quick summation of who is on the other side of the handshake tells me just how I will introduce Umberto. For some older folks, my “partner” will do. To the young married folks, I like “my lover.” To the stranger who is taking info at the doctor’s office or emergency room, he becomes my husband and I his wife. It is just easier that way, and besides, they see a very sweet elderly couple that just happens to still be holding hands “after all these years.” It is our gift to their myth of “happily ever after.”“
These two are adorable. Also gives me faith on my wait til 65 plan.