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Jeanette and Joe Braden have been married for 72 years. Their anniversary is in August. They live in Heflin. Photo by Bill Wilson / The Anniston Star

HEFLIN — It all started with a wink. 

In August, Joe and Jeanette Braden from Heflin will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary. Joe, 93, remembers that day in 1945 when he saw his future bride for the first time on a school bus headed to Cleburne County High School. 

​Staff writer Bill Wilson: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @bwilson_star.