Nothing beats turning 100 with your twin. George and James Morrow would know.
On Wednesday, the identical siblings from Arkansas will celebrate a century. And they don’t plan on slowing down any time soon; one of them just got his license renewed, CNN affiliate KARK reported.
George and James Morrow of Morrilton celebrated their 100th birthdays together surrounded by friends and family.
As for George, he enjoys gardening and seeing “stuff grow,” he said.
The pair had a birthday celebration at a church in Morrilton over the weekend.
They were born in 1919, but James and George aren’t the oldest in their family.
Their older sister, Mabel Carter, is 105. Their younger sister is 98.
Their secret to a long life? “Always be honest and truthful, don’t be afraid to work and leave the booze and wild women alone,” the brothers said. https://t.co/nRJHZKdaQW
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So what’s the secret to a long life?
“Always be honest and truthful, don’t be afraid to work and leave the booze and wild women alone,” the two told KARK.
Identical twin sisters married to identical twin brothers now plan to have synchronized pregnancies and raise their families together.
Josh and Jeremy Salyers, 35, met Brittany and Briana Deane, 33, at the festival of twins in Ohio in August 2017 and fell in love. They soon married in what they call a “double fairytale” and now hope to have children together, reported the New York Post.
The couples said they want to have twins, they want them to be born on the same day, and they want them to be raised together. “I know that’s four babies,” Briana’s husband Jeremy said, according to the New York Post.
The couples were told by a wedding preparation program that children born to them will be closer in looks than typical cousins.
“Because genetically, if you think about it, it’s like mind-blowing. Our children will be genetic siblings, ”Brittany said.
She was excited that their children will be siblings since they will inherit the same DNA that they share as twins.
The twin sisters went to school together and now work at the same law firm as attorneys. Since they have shared everything in life with each other and have always been together, they also wanted to be pregnant at the same time.
“If she [Brittany] was pregnant I would prefer being pregnant too. Being pregnant at different times would be difficult especially with the physical changes that happen,” Briana said.
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“So if I was pregnant and Brittany wasn’t, I imagine I would look very different… That would be so hard. We’d be different weights, we would look different, our bodies would be experiencing different things,” she said.
The couple’s parents are supportive of their romances and marriage and marveled at how life will be for the couples when they have children.
Brittany and Briana’s mom, Debra Deane, wondered how life will be for the couples if they have only one child. “How will discipline work? Recognizing mom versus aunt and dad versus uncle. It’ll be interesting that phase,” she said.
The twin sisters said that when they have children they will consider themselves as mothers to all the children.
“I’m going to feel like I’m also the mother of Brittany’s children and she’ll feel like she’s also the mother of my children,” Briana said.
Josh said that the twin brothers had thought early in life that if they don’t find twin sisters they would not marry. “It’s just a bond and understanding that you couldn’t find anywhere else,” he said.
Briana described Josh and Jeremy as twin princes and gushed about their fairytale ending.
“We [feel] really lucky that we found them. To find the woman of your dreams and she has a twin sister for my twin brother,” Josh said.
Epoch Times reporter Venus Upadhayaya contributed to this report.