UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill., June 10 (UPI) -- At the age of 100 Chester Licking still drives himself to work in a Chicago suburb and he is still married to his high school sweetheart.
Chester and Mildred Licking of University Park celebrate their diamond, or 75th anniversary on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reported. While they first met as young children in Sunday school in Milwaukee and began dating in high school, they delayed marriage until June 13, 1931, two years after graduation from the University of Wisconsin.
"It certainly wasn't an unlucky day for us, being on the 13th," Mildred Licking told the Tribune. "We've had a wonderful life."
Chester Licking retired as a chemical engineer more than three decades ago and began working as a deputy assessor in Monroe, a job he still goes to three days a week.
Mildred, now 98, is frailer than her husband and suffering from dementia. But they still do the dishes together, although now Chester does the washing while she sits in a chair and dries.
Chester drives his wife to the hairdresser every week and makes sure her clothes are ready for her every day.
"He does little things that really help her," their daughter, Helen Norton, said. "From the time I was little it was obvious they were in love. It's wonderful to see them together, I'm really proud of both of them."