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March 23, 2009

New Orleans Love Story

Today - a love story. Darryl Hammill's family runs the Endymion Krewe. Each year they make a huge float for Mardi Gras—and they also have huge parties.

Darryl's date canceled on the eve of the biggest party of the season, the Coronation Ball. Darryl turned to his sister for help finding a date. The only problem was that his sister had always referred to her brother as "my weird brother" when discussing him with her friends.

The woman Darryl would meet the night of the Coronation Ball became the love of his life, and their marriage is still going strong 25 years later.

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