NEWPORT BEACH — She often points out that they weren't high school sweethearts, per se.
They were just friends — until they got married. Now, they're inseparable.
He says the secret to their 69 years of marriage is simple: Just listen and obey.
"Just say 'Yes,'" said Richard Ungerland, 94, who's been married to Jeanne for nearly seven decades.
"It takes a lot of patience," said Jeanne, 93, offering up her own advice to making something last.
She's known Richard since their days together at Audubon Junior High School in Los Angeles during the early 1930s.
The couple, of Newport Beach, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8 at the Balboa Yacht Club. So far, they've sent out 35 invitations.
They were married on Aug. 10, 1940, inside the Chapman Park Pueblo Oratorio on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Richard proposed to Jeanne in the front seat of his car while he was dropping her off at her house on Sixth Avenue in Los Angeles after a date.