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Married Couple Has Worn Matching Outfits Every Day for 35 Years: Cute or Crazy?

Living 2012/06/03 03:04:18
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We understand why a couple might want to coordinate outfits for a special event or a family photo. But wearing matching clothes for thirty-five years straight? We’re not sure if that’s incredibly cute or just plain weird.

One day in 1976 Mel and Joey Schwankes coordinated their attire. Whether they did it on purpose or by accident (they can't remember), they enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to continue doing so every day thereafter.

“We don’t go somewhere without having matching outfits,” Mel, 86, told local broadcaster KETV.

The Schwankes now have 146 custom-made matching outfits, which generally use the same fabric for Mel’s tie and Joey’s dress. Mel and Joey, 81, have run a flower shop for six decades—which explains the couple’s fondness for floral prints. The shop, which has belonged to Joey’s family since 1896, is one of the oldest businesses in Fremont, Nebraska.

The couple has been happily married for sixty-five years and they manage to work and live together harmoniously. So, couples who dress together . . . stay together?

What do you think SodaHeads? Are the Schwankes and their matching outfits cute or crazy?


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  • C. C. Rider 2012/06/04 14:57:05
    Cute!
    C. C. Rider
    +2
    Cute, but I am not going any where near their underwear drawer...I can only hope the matching stopped there! LOL
  • Incognito C. C. R... 2012/06/04 21:07:03
  • C. C. R... Incognito 2012/06/04 21:09:22
    C. C. Rider
    +1
    MY EYES MY EYES!!! LOL
  • Incognito C. C. R... 2012/06/04 21:17:31
  • Professor Wizard 2012/06/04 14:54:36
    Cute!
    Professor Wizard
    They like others to know that they are together. Unlike many younger couples, who want others to think they are NOT together!
  • kraftymomma1979 2012/06/04 14:51:55
    Cute!
    kraftymomma1979
    Sounds like they learned early on how to have fun together. KUDOS to them!
  • Sadisticon 2012/06/04 14:45:09
    Cute!
    Sadisticon
    but ugh
  • WeaverJannie27911289 2012/06/04 14:34:25
  • Blueskys 2012/06/04 14:31:17
    Cute!
    Blueskys
    Have you ever been married?

    I admit my wife buys my clothes.
  • <3XXmiyuXX<3 2012/06/04 14:29:17
    Cute!
    <3XXmiyuXX<3
    Sweet
  • Ashwin 2012/06/04 14:20:24
    Cute!
    Ashwin
    Looking Good
  • Sasssy 2012/06/04 14:04:14
  • Elizabeth 2012/06/04 12:57:15
    Crazy!
    Elizabeth
    I don't wanna dress like my husband! It's like wearing boys clothes! Ew!
  • <3XXmiy... Elizabeth 2012/06/04 14:28:34
    <3XXmiyuXX<3
    +1
    She's not wearing her husband clothes, clearly you don't know what 'matching outfit' means. Look at the pictures, read the article...
  • Elizabeth <3XXmiy... 2012/06/04 14:42:20
    Elizabeth
    Oh okay, sorry, I messed up there. =P
  • <3XXmiy... Elizabeth 2012/06/07 23:08:43
  • Elizabeth <3XXmiy... 2012/06/07 23:34:09
    Elizabeth
    I'm stupid.
  • Elizabeth <3XXmiy... 2012/06/07 23:34:33
    Elizabeth
    I'm stupid.
  • <3XXmiy... Elizabeth 2012/06/08 01:01:17
    <3XXmiyuXX<3
    No, just honest mistake!
  • Elizabeth <3XXmiy... 2012/06/08 01:20:48
    Elizabeth
    No, honestly, I am stupid. But yea, it was an honest mistake . Lol!!! XD
  • <3XXmiy... Elizabeth 2012/06/08 21:25:31
    <3XXmiyuXX<3
    +1
    lol XD
  • Elizabeth <3XXmiy... 2012/06/08 23:32:14
    Elizabeth
    Haha!
  • 001 2012/06/04 12:36:09
    Cute!
    001
    Very nice, I hope they don't care about what other people think.
  • Blueskys 001 2012/06/04 14:32:09
    Blueskys
    why should they? In something ;like this?
  • 001 Blueskys 2012/06/04 15:14:17
    001
    Because some people seem to find it weird. I think it's stupid to be judgmental of oldies for wearing matching outfits.
  • Blueskys 001 2012/06/06 01:10:08
    Blueskys
    Those judgmental type folks are unhappy people.

    Too bad the country is filled with them, at least 10% of the population has a closed mind. Too many more are individualists. Can you think of a philosophy less inclined to lead to a good family life?

    People who are together a long time begin to have a similar look, if planned or not, anyway. And whoever does the shopping for clothes gets a little extra fun.
  • Fisher 2012/06/04 12:17:28
    Cute!
    Fisher
    Well, if they did it for 35 years and the marriage is still go than it must mean their love is very committed and strong. You don't see too many couples like this nowadays. Soo very happy for them.
  • Blueskys Fisher 2012/06/04 14:38:48
    Blueskys
    I wonder why. My marriages were all for life, no question, and very close.
    (I'm a cancer survivor/widowed several times).
    Maybe if we had a easier lives with fewer reef's, we might have fought and had issues.
  • irish 2012/06/04 12:05:07
    Crazy!
    irish
    +1
    eww,imagine that!
  • Incognito irish 2012/06/04 21:12:46
  • irish Incognito 2012/06/05 12:30:04
  • AminaAliya 2012/06/04 11:55:13
    Cute!
    AminaAliya
    if you've got the time for it.. why not?
  • xXILoveVinnyBooXx 2012/06/04 11:26:37
    Cute!
    xXILoveVinnyBooXx
    +1
    Cute But In A Way Creepy o.o
  • i love the cure!!! 2012/06/04 11:17:45
    Cute!
    i love the cure!!!
    Sooooo adorable!!
  • Aquaduck 2012/06/04 09:37:12
    Cute!
    Aquaduck
    If only every couple could be as close as this :)
  • Eyes See Wide North 2012/06/04 08:53:13
    Cute!
    Eyes See Wide North
    If theres only one person in this world you dress like, it should be your spouse, forget all the rest, she and he are your only one.

    Dont waste something so special. And dont call it crazy and ruin it for them who are to judge for them???!?!
  • Maryam 2012/06/04 08:32:49
    Cute!
    Maryam
    hehe cuteeee
  • ed 2012/06/04 08:31:09
    Cute!
    ed
    I think it's super that they dress alike.
  • kissmycheeks 2012/06/04 06:31:32
    Crazy!
    kissmycheeks
    +1
    Crazy! Crazy cute!!!! :)
  • Anonymous 2012/06/04 06:19:30
    Cute!
    Anonymous
    +1
    There's nothing wrong with that, I mean they're not hurting anyone, and it makes them happy. =)

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