SAN ANTONIO -

Three San Antonio sisters, who've shared hundreds of memories had no trouble organizing a special event: the celebration of 50 years of marriage.

Gladys and Bob Hieronymus, Grace and Jim Burghard, and Emily and Duane Child were all married at St. John's Lutheran Church on East Nueva downtown in the year 1963.

Incidentally, the church brought them all together.

"Well, our three husbands were stationed in San Antonio," said Grace Burghard. "[Jim] was in the Army, and [Bob and Duane] were in the Air Force, and they all came to church here one day, and met us. And we liked 'em," she laughed.

120 children, grandchildren, cousins, and friends all came together to celebrate the anniversaries on Saturday night at St. John's.

The sisters laid out their wedding dresses, departure dresses, photos, and something else: their mother's wedding dress. She was married at St. John's church in 1936.