How this adorable couple kept their love alive after 68 years apart

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How This Adorable Couple Kept Their Love Alive After 68 Years Apart

In 1946, Frank Gray and Ada Hatch met at church camp in Maine. The couple quickly became high school sweethearts but circumstances soon drove them apart. 68 years later, the couple reunited and were married on Valentine's Day earlier this year.

Frank and Ada initially connected at church camp because Ada was homesick. "When we went to church camp, I got very homesick and I'm glad that Frank was there," she explained to HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd. "So we became friends to know each other better then."

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After camp, the couple continued to see each other. "When we got home," Frank said, "I asked her if she'd go to a movie with me."

Their high school romance ended shortly after -- and the pair married other people, had children and moved on with their lives. They remained in touch, however, and when Ava's husband passed away last year, Gray called her.

"We're both 85 ... How much longer do we have to enjoy each other?" Frank said, explaining why he decided to reach out.

"...We haven't got too many years left here, so why not try to enjoy it? And I couldn't think of a better way to enjoy it..."

"We wanted to make it legal," Ada chimed in saying.

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