Turning 102-years-old was a cause for celebration for twin sisters in Georgia, “Today” reported, so they held a special birthday bash for friends and family earlier this month.
Ann and Gussie Crumby have been inseparable for most of their lives, and when they celebrated their birthday in May, they decided to throw a party later when their closest relatives could all be present to join in the festivities, WMAZ reported.
It’s impossible to tell the two apart, and as they sat in matching outfits, talking to the news outlet, there was an obvious connection between them.
“When I look around I see her and when she looks around she sees me,” they said of their relationship.
The twins grew up on a farm in Hancock County, where they worked in the fields and attended a small school with one teacher.
They were raised by their grandmother and, once they finished school, they both worked as seamstresses.
For a while the twins were separated as Ann Crumbly got married and moved to New York while Gussie Crumbly got married and moved to Washington County.
However, in the late 90s they reconnected and have been by one another’s side since.
“We haven't been apart so much. We just mostly stay from one place to the other but we mostly stay together," they told WMAZ.
Twins share more than just a blood bond, it seems. A study found they may live longer because their social bond promotes healthy behaviors and protects them against stress.
The study’s authors said the results may reflect the benefits of social support, which is similar to the marriage protection effect that suggests being married could provide psychological and health perks.
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