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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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  • Garciataria 2012/06/03 22:06:48
    Cute!
    Garciataria
    +5
    Extra applause to them for finding 35 years worth out outfits to match!
  • Valerie© 2012/06/03 21:38:52
    Cute!
    Valerie©
    +2
    Adorable!
  • betz 2012/06/03 21:11:46
    Cute!
    betz
    +3
    It doesn't get any sweeter than this.
    I think the Schwanke's look pretty darned swanky.
  • Elz 2012/06/03 21:04:21
    Crazy!
    Elz
    +1
    i don't know if i can say they just really love each other or they are just crazy.
  • kotabear 2012/06/03 21:00:09
    Cute!
    kotabear
    +2
    Are you kidding? They're soooo cute! Good for them!
  • Jan Haskell 2012/06/03 20:40:57
    Cute!
    Jan Haskell
    +2
    It obviously makes them happy ... that's what matters :)
  • Cookielane 2012/06/03 20:37:35
    Cute!
    Cookielane
    +4
    Now that's love!
  • BUDWARDDIDDLE 2012/06/03 20:28:07
    Crazy!
    BUDWARDDIDDLE
    +1
    It is discusting to see a couple wearing matching outfits, especially everyday! If my spouse had the same shirt on as I did, I'd change mine right away or he'd do it! We don't want to look like we're twins,we want to be a couple,but not brother and sister!
  • Pretty Kitty 2012/06/03 20:19:25
    Crazy!
    Pretty Kitty
    +2
    Yeah I wouldn't go out in public trying to be all matchy with my boyfriend. Mainly because when I go out I like to wear a lot of colors, and ill be damned if my boyfriend gos outside looking like a gay ass rainbow just because I'm wearing a lot of colors. Matching outfits is something I did with my sister when we were kids, now why in the hell would I want to do that with my boyfriend.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/06/03 20:17:10 (edited)
  • MlssCue... stevegt... 2012/06/04 00:42:16
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    +2
    Exactly!
  • Reggie☮ 2012/06/03 20:15:46
    Crazy!
    Reggie☮
    +1
    A bit nuts to me.
  • TommyB 2012/06/03 20:08:53
    Crazy!
    TommyB
    +3
    Their outfits are crazy cute. A couple who has been happily married for as long as these folks is doing something right. If matching outfits have helped, I say go for it. Mel and Joey are role models to be admired, Cute? Crazy? Who gives a flip-It works.
  • wes 2012/06/03 20:05:36 (edited)
    Crazy!
    wes
    +3
    Certifiable..... Certifiably Crazy
  • txDON'T... wes 2012/06/04 02:48:35
    txDON'TMESSw/GOVRickPerry!
    +1
    You get Raved only because of the hilarious picture.
  • wes txDON'T... 2012/06/05 01:50:34
    wes
    +1
    Not exactly what I wanted to post, but it was the best I could do at the time. Thanks!!
  • Zak Smith 2012/06/03 20:02:15
    Crazy!
    Zak Smith
    +1
    Bizzare.
  • DebraJMSmith 2012/06/03 19:51:53
    Cute!
    DebraJMSmith
    +3
    It might have been seen as a bit silly in their younger days, but as older people, it is cute.
  • Anca 2012/06/03 19:43:31
    Cute!
    Anca
    +1
    and it worked,they are still together right?
  • Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll 2012/06/03 19:40:19
    Crazy!
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    +1
    To each is own but in my humble opinion wearing matching outfits every day is CORNY.
  • Dave The Canuck 2012/06/03 19:31:55
    Cute!
    Dave The Canuck
    +1
    That's so cute. They must really love each other.
  • RoyJLores 2012/06/03 19:28:45
    Cute!
    RoyJLores
    +3
    Love like the one they have for each other is extremely hard to find. Lust and not love is what rules today's world.
  • Bob RoyJLores 2012/06/03 20:59:17
    Bob
    +1
    Very true. I hope I will be able to find a strong and lasting relationship like this merry old couple.
  • Raymond Torres 2012/06/03 19:24:31
    Cute!
    Raymond Torres
    +2
    god bless them
  • Freeranger 2012/06/03 19:18:21
    Cute!
    Freeranger
    +1
    the cute answer is better than the alternative, crazy. If I had anything to offer, I guess I would call it amusing.
  • Wren77 2012/06/03 19:12:07
    Cute!
    Wren77
    +1
    What ever makes them happy.
  • sherie 2012/06/03 19:10:56
    Cute!
    sherie
    +1
    I think it's a little kooky but who cares. Seems to work for them! :)
  • DancingMachine 2012/06/03 19:09:04
    Cute!
    DancingMachine
    +1
    That so cute!! aaawww <3
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/06/03 19:07:14
    Cute!
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +2
    It's their life what's it any of anyone elses business. Just be glad they are happily married instead of putting them down.
  • aksquad 2012/06/03 19:05:41
  • Loki'sGirl 2012/06/03 19:04:57
    Cute!
    Loki'sGirl
    +1
    In my opinion the elderly are all cute even the grumpy ones...makes me want to give em a hard candy.
  • Emelya 2012/06/03 18:41:04
    Cute!
    Emelya
    +1
    Awwwwwwww matching old people matching old people not those though...
  • Cookielane Emelya 2012/06/03 20:40:02
    Cookielane
    +1
    She looks like a tranny...
  • Emelya Cookielane 2012/06/05 01:02:56
    Emelya
    +1
    hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa! The one with clown hair???
  • Cookielane Emelya 2012/06/05 04:34:23
    Cookielane
    Yup!
  • Emelya Cookielane 2012/06/05 19:41:51
    Emelya
    +1
    ya, she does
  • kelly 2012/06/03 18:18:27
    Cute!
    kelly
    +1
    Well at least I found their story very cute
  • Gregaj7 2012/06/03 18:13:49
    Cute!
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Works for them, works for me!
  • Eden Andalus 2012/06/03 18:13:41
    Cute!
    Eden Andalus
    +1
    and crazy too!
  • cjd 2012/06/03 17:57:07
    Cute!
    cjd
    +1
    they seem to enjoy it

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