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After almost 58 years, Lester and Marjorie Roach still get it. And they sealed it with a kiss on Valentine’s Day.

The two renewed their marriage vows during the Zionsville Meadows’ Marriage Vow Renewal Ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 14.

“Might as well do it after all these years,” Marjorie said.

“I am shaking a little,” Lester said jokingly.

Melanie Varner, activities director at Zionsville Meadows, said this is the first year the living center has done something like this. She said the center has more than 18 couples on campus that have been married from 45 years to 75 years. To honor the couples, she said the center offered a special Valentine’s Day dinner and an opportunity for residents to renew their vows.

Zionsville Meadows Chaplain Mark Graybiel performed the ceremony.

“We are joined together to renew our vows and our love for one another,” he said during the ceremony. “Just like a fine wine, it gets better with age.”

The couple is originally from Prairie Creek but has lived at Zionsville Meadows for the past six and a half years.

The pair met at a local dancing establishment. Marjorie said Lester called her the next day, and they went out on a date the following evening. Marjorie said they were married seven months later.

“I love being married to Lester,” she said. “God has been good to us. We adopted two girls and we now have two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.”

Lester says he has enjoyed all of what marriage has to offer.

“It feels like we have only been married a couple of days,” he said.

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