FREE LOVE, NEB - After 65 years of marriage, Mel and Joey Schwanke had seen it all - or all they wanted to see - when it came to their bodies.
"The thrill was definitely gone," Mel said. "You can say that again," his wife declared. "The thrill was definitely gone," Mel repeated.
Then, Joey had a brainstorm that changed everything and revitalized their marriage.
"Her idea reignited our passion," her husband agreed.
What was her big idea?
"We started wearing matching outfits every day," Joey explained.
"That's right," Mel concurred, blushing. "I became a cross dresser."
Over the years, he has acquired a wardrobe that does not rival Joey's, but matches it, item for item.
"He has the same hats, the same blouses and skirts, the same dresses, the same stockings, the same shoes," Joey announced.
"We even wear matching bras and panties," Mel confided. "And you should just see our lingerie collection! Va-va-va-voom!"
Joey agreed that her hubby "looks beautiful in pink lace, a chiffon negligee, or a peek-a-boo bra." (Only in Nebraska!)
The couple boasts wardrobes of 146 custom-made, matching outfits. "The only thing that's different," Joey said, "is the size: I wear a two, and Mel's a fourteen."
"Now that I'm a transvestite, our relationship is better than ever," Mel was quick to point out. "Still, it doesn't doesn't hurt to be more intimate. Well, sometimes it does, but in a good way."