By Juliette Laaka | Feb 14, 2014
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Vera and John Hill of Rockland have been married for 57 years. They met and married in Brookline, Mass. John said he had to muster some gumption to ask her out after he saw her for the first time walking down the street. On their first date, they went to dinner and a drive-in movie in Hartford, Conn. and didn't return home until 2 a.m. The reason they traveled so far for a date? John had a new car he wanted to try out. Vera's advice to young couples is to make sure you take your time getting to know someone. " I've been married to him for 57 years and he still shocks me," she said laughing. John, living in Maine while Vera was still in Boston for a time, would pick her up at the train station in Portland. John said during this time he got warnings for speeding. "But you told them I was worth it," said Vera.
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