Couple says key to long marriage -- matching outfits

FILE PHOTO: A couple who has been married for almost 70 years attributes their love and happiness to matching outfits.
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FILE PHOTO: A couple who has been married for almost 70 years attributes their love and happiness to matching outfits.

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Credit: Julia Freeman-Woolpert/FreeImages.com

What's the key to staying together no matter what? One couple says it's matching outfits.

Francis and Rosemary Klontz have been wearing coordinated couple's clothes since they were in high school.

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"My mother got us matching shirts when we were in high school -- well, I picked them out -- and we've been matching ever since," Rosemary Klontz told KOVR.

That was more than 65 years ago.

But their love story goes even further back. The lovebirds actually met in junior high school in Auburn, Washington.

"I thought she was the cutest little thing," Francis Klontz said of his wife. "By the time we were seniors, we started going together."

They will have been married 68 years next month, KOVR reported.

And every day Rosemary Klontz picks out their coordinated outfits before they go about their day as "singing chaplains" who perform at their church and hospitals around their town.

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Francis Klontz apparently doesn't mind having his wife choose his clothes for the day.

"She just lays it out for me, and I don't have to worry about a thing!" Francis Klontz told KOVR.