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Let our story begin.... We are the 4th and 5th born in our family of six. We were born 5 minutes apart. Fern came first and then of course came Fran. We are identical twins.
We got our names Fern and Fran (YIKES!) from our grandmothers. Our dad's mom was Fern and mom's was Fran. Pretty convenient huh?
Growing up we were always close. Mom said having twins was the easiest except we only came to her if we were hungry. We got our love from each other and didn't really need anyone else. I'll tell ya a little story while Fran is out of the room....when we were in kindergarten they put us in separate classes. Fran cried to our mom every day until they finally put us together. For years she said I was the one who complained. Even tho I didn't remember it that way I went along with it. Well, one day we were talking about it and our mom said hey wait a minute it was FRAN that cried not Fern!! Mom said I would sit at the supper table every night and tears would roll down my face but I never complained (wasn't I a sweet child?) Oh, wait a minute before Fran gets back in the room I have ANOTHER story (he he) One day my mom bought some new kind of bread. We asked if we could have some and she said yes but we had to eat it all. Well, Fran took a piece and I waited to see what she thought. After a couple of minutes I asked her if she liked it and she said it was delicious! Oh, it was GROSS. I asked her why she lied and she said she didn't want to have to sit and eat it by herself. But, she was a really nice sister...honest.
We wore matching outfits until about fourth grade. I remember sometimes one would have to give into the other on what we were going to wear because we wouldn't leave the house unless we were dressed alike. Our older sister talked us into not dressing alike because she said we would have more clothes that way.
This was in our town newspaper when we were going into first grade. It was an article about back to school. I guess you could say this was our "Five minutes of FAME"
After High School we got an apartment together for a short time.When Fran got married, I felt like I got a divorce. I missed her terribly (mind you she lived across TOWN!)
When Fran was pregnant with her first child everyone guessed what it was going to be and what date it would be born. I think I said a boy and I don't remember what day I picked out. Anyways one night I had a dream she had a baby girl and I asked my mom who was in the dream what day it was and she said June 10. When I woke up I called my mom to tell her and forgot all about it. Well, after Fran had her daughter Melissa (Missy) my mom found the paper she had written it down on. And sure enough I had told her June 10 and a baby girl!
One day we watched a video we made when her daughter was little. There's one part in it where I go to say something and I can't remember the word I want to say. Fran finishes the sentence for me and unless you watch for that part you would never know it 'cause we didn't miss a beat. We have been finishing each other sentences for years and just didn't know it.
We talk to each other everyday. While we see each other quite a bit we try to make every Friday our day. We love each others company the best. No one makes me laugh the way she does. We love the same things and we're always guaranteed to have a great time. When we get together our family just shakes their heads because we are always laughing at something and they don't always GET IT. Then they just look at each other and say it must be a TWIN THING!
Fran wrote me a poem when I got married and the very last line is: The greatest gift the Lord could send...my twin, my sister, my best friend.
As time goes by we will be sharing our families with you too.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know us a little better and we can't wait to know a little more about each of you.