Max, JoAnn Friesen celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

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■ Local couple reflects on seven decades together

  • Max and JoAnn Friesen pose for a photo at Lake McConaughy during their honeymoon in 1950. Courtesy photo
    Max and JoAnn Friesen pose for a photo at Lake McConaughy during their honeymoon in 1950. Courtesy photo
  • JoAnn and Max Friesen sit together after being married for 70 years. Courtesy photo
    JoAnn and Max Friesen sit together after being married for 70 years. Courtesy photo
It was a classic love story. Boy meets girl. Girl doesn’t care for boy right away, then comes love and then comes a marriage that has spanned seven decades for Max and JoAnn Friesen. The couple met for the first time back in 1949 at a football game. “I’m from York and he was from Hampton,” she recalled. “I didn’t like him at first at all. Anyway, we started dating and he was the nicest man I’ve…

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