Piano Playing as Bonding Behavior?

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An elderly couple walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. They've been married for 62 years, and he'll be 90 this year. Check out this impromptu performance...

http://www.fark.com/cgi/vidplayer.pl?IDLink=4365716

Spending time doing things together

The same couple performs "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" in this video: http://www.fark.com/cgi/vidplayer.pl?IDLink=4365716

They remind me of my own parents, who are 86 and 88, have been married about 60 years, love to sing and play music together, and are not shy about holding hands and putting their arms around each other in public.

I once asked Dad how they have stayed married and in love for so long. Part of his answer was that they enjoy spending time doing things together, such as singing and playing music, hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors.