Adorable couple credits nearly 70 years of marriage to wearing matching outfits

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The couple that dresses together stays together, or at least in the case of these two lovebirds.

Francis and RoseMary Klontz, who will celebrate their 68thwedding anniversary next month, have been coordinating their outfits since they first started dating in high school.

"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 told CBS Sacramento.

The Plumas Lake, Calif. couple, who've served together in ministry at churches throughout the West for decades, first met in middle school.


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"I thought she was the cutest little thing," Francis said. "By the time we were seniors, we started going together." The pair were married shortly after at age 19.

Francis lets his wife pick out their adorable coordinated ensembles each day. "She just lays it out for me, and I don't have to worry about a thing!" he said.

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Besides the matching attire, the happy couple credit their shared life philosophy to the real secret behind their successful marriage.

"Jesus first, others second, you last – that's the way you spell JOY," the pair said. "Jesus and others and you – what a wonderful way to spell joy!" Rosemary added.

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The "Singing Chaplains" spend their free time volunteering and performing at their local hospital, church, and around the house. "We're chaplains two days a week and love it; we're still singing to our patients," RoseMary said. They also teach a group of special needs children, whom they refer to as "God's kids."

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