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At long last, love: It took 40 years for these high school friends to finally connect

It was almost four decades ago when Netherlands native Martin Van Lonkhuijzen arrived in Muscadine as an exchange student. He enrolled at Cleburne County High School as a senior in 1981.

On that first day of school, he walked into his homeroom and saw “the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen,” he said. That girl was Kay Ashley.

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