Longtime Burbank residents Marjorie and Les Jonkey received an early Christmas present with the birth of their ninth great-grandchild, Jackson Andrew Schulze, on Nov. 29.
Jackson was born at 3:40 p.m., weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are Jeramie and Melissa “Jonkey” Schulze of Burbank.
The Jonkeys both turned 95 last month and their family celebrated with a party at the Castaway restaurant on Nov. 17. They will celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary in January.
They grew up in Glendale and met at Hoover High School.
“We were in an English class together,” Les Jonkey said. “She sat behind me.”
“He always had a good haircut and his mother sent him to school with a white dress shirt and a wool sweater,” Marjorie Jonkey said.
A friend asked Les Jonkey to double date, so he asked his future wife to go. They often went to sock hops in the school gym and he took her to the senior prom. He proposed in 1941 and they married.