Once upon a time - December 2, 1967 to be exact - two sisters, Carmen and Maria, went to the chapel and got married. They became engaged to their future spouses within close proximity to each other and thus decided to have a double wedding. Naturally, their marriages have not been the stuff of fairy tales and happily ever after. Still, both couples have fought the good fight and remain married to this date. They have five children (I am blessed to be one of them) and five grandchildren between them. Today Carmen (pictured on the right in the first photo) is caretaker to her husband who suffered a debilitating stroke in June of 2012 and Maria battles multiple myeloma, valiantly I might add, since 2008. Two sisters - beautiful on their wedding day - even more beautiful today.