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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    My dad's family have twins every third generation. My grandfather had twin cousins both girls Viola and Violet. Then my uncle and his wife had twins Jarren and Jerald fraternal twins.

    I always wanted to be a twin or have twins but it was not to be. So my kids were all together for a family dinner and my DD and one DIL were pregnant. The subject of twins came up. My DD said her DH was in Chiro college they couldn't afford to have twins. My DIL said this was her last of 4 pregnancies and they didn't need to have twins so they all agreed that when Glen(my youngest) got married he and his future wife could have the twins. So 5 yrs later Glen is married and she was pregnant. Guess what she had twin boys!! Fraternal twins. Daymon and Devon. Now 6 yrs old!

    But the story isn't over yet. My twin cousin Jarren and his wife had twin boys just 5 mos before our twins were born. They resemble our twins alot. My grandsons and my first cousin's twins. It is amazing how much they resemble each other considering how far apart they are and the one blonde twin each takes after the mother who are both inlaws.

    so here is my pics of these 3 sets of twins

    Jerald and Jarren as children
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    Jarren's twins Mitchell and Ryan
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    Our twin grandsons Daymon on bike and Devon behind his brother
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    Jarren today
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    I don't have pix of all of them on my computer but I have identical twin sisters, mom had a twin brother, Dad had identical twin cousins, mom had a set of identical twin great nieces, plus there's at least 4 more sets in mom and dad's families. Years ago when I was taking fertility drugs trying desparately to conceive, I asked my doc about multiple births. He said that I wasn't on a strong enough dosage for that. Then he said, "Surely you don't want twins." I answered, "Nope, that's been done in my family so many times it's old hat. I want triplets." Didn't happen.

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    I have two. My niece and nephew are 11. My great nieces are 5 months old. The picture of them was taken yesterday. Too cute!

    Doug is on my left, Angie is the one who looks like me.
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    The girls with their other aunt's new kitties
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    The pic of the babies and kitties is priceless!! Oh my, I could look at that all day!!!!!!!!!!

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    My Mom has identical twin sisters, she had identical twin uncles, and my Dad was a fraternal twin. We have some weird genes though. My Mom only had sisters and all of us have only one gender children. All four of us!! 3 of us have only boys, and my one brother has onlyl girls. And now his daughter has all boys and my other brother's son has all boys. My Dad did have 2 sisters though, and 9 brothers!!! Strange!!! :D

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    Twin kitty's with the twins, too cute!! And in the other photo love the t-shirt, "sister for sale" laughing!!!!!!

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    Sorry no pics on the computer...but I have a twin brother and my oldest grand daughter had twin girls 8 mths ago....there are no other twins in my family that I know of but I am adopted...but my moms were sisters.

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    Love it everyone! I guess I am fascinated with twins. I always wanted to be one but never happened. I am an only and crave siblings but there is just me!! My dad used to introduce me as the oldest and the youngest and all 10 kids rolled up into one!
    But I have noone to be close to and noone to go visit. so I guess twins are a ready made friend in my eyes. I hope our twins stay close as they grow up! Right now they are 6 1/2 and have a strange love/tolerate relationship! LOL They talk in we and they are a package deal but at the same time they fight and they are tyical BROTHERS with all the rough and ready that goes with that! One loves to hug and the other one hates it! LOL Devon says Grandma he wants to hug me ALL the time!! So aggravated! LOL and Daymon is impulsive with his hugging his brother! LOL They came to an agreement tho they tell me that Daymon will ask before he hugs! LOL Too cute! They each have their own class and friends at school so it isnt an identity thing. They each get parental individual attention alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlylace
    Twin kitty's with the twins, too cute!! And in the other photo love the t-shirt, "sister for sale" laughing!!!!!!
    I agree! Sooooo cute!! And the kitties are even in the same postion on each baby.

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    Rhonda, in my family it seems that it depended on if they were identical or not as to behavior. The identicals were/are very much alike but my Dad and his fraternal twin were like day and night in every way with the exception that they both had great family loyalty. My Dad and his sister looked like twins- he and his twin looked nothing alike. So funny!!
    I prayed NOT to have twins :D One at a time was plenty for me LOL
    And I think Viola and Violet is too cute! Reminds me of the sisters in How To Make An American Quilt- Hyacinth and ??? Darn, I forgot Anne Bancroft's name! And I've seen that movie over and over!!!!!!

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    Ah- it was Glady for Gladiola!!!!

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    I forgot about my grandmother -her dad was a twin. They were Frederick and Theodore -Fred and Ted. Very typical names for their era! But my grandma's dad died when he was 27. I have wondered how hard it would be on a surviving twin. Whether it is harder than an single.

    Sue I imagine you are right about the temperament. But my son and his wife have worked to encourage them to be individuals. Angie still dresses them alike tho or the outfits are similar. Glen told her she could do that when they went places but at home they had to be free to choose whatever clothes they wanted to wear. The boys have definate ideas about what they each like and dont like. They are such opposites in alot of ways.

    My three kids are only a year apart from each other so we did end up raising them like triplets alot of the time. Everything was done in 3s and they were together most of the time. They were always the same height as they grew up. One might be an inch or so taller for a bit then the other two would catch up and they would all be the same size. Until Sara started kindergarten they shared clothes. As they grew older they still shared clothes alot. So it was like having triplets til they hit the preteens. There is 2 1/2 yrs betweent Sara the oldest and Glen the youngest with Nathan in the middle. So they were a tight trio for a long time. Then they hit the preteens and boy did things change! LOL Sara and Nathan couldn't stand each other and Glen played peacemaker! LOL

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    Let's see - my mom was an identical twin, my oldest sisters are identical twins, one of the twin sisters has a son who married an identical twin and they had identical twin girls, my brother and wife had identical twin boys, and then I came along and had fraternal twins....no photos on computer, but when my boys were 6 months old we had a family thanksgiving and took a photo of all the the twins...what a group!

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    I have a set of twin cousins on my mother's side and my father had twin sisters that died in infancy. I'm expecting one of my daughters to have a set of twins IF they ever get married. ha ha

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    My wife, Melissa, has two sisters who are identical twins, Karla and Sharla. Aren't they just cute?! :D
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    Doll babies- all 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Is that your wife in the middle???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Doll babies- all 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Is that your wife in the middle???
    Yep! :D

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    Awwww, as I said - doll babies, all 3 !!! :)
    Are they still hard to tell apart?? ( in the pic anyway they look exactly the same!)

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    My mother was a Triplet and she had twin sister and twin brothers. Total of 14 children in the family!

    In both photos, my Mom is on the far right.
    (Top photo was taken 1922)
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    I love seeing your pictures Lady T! They almost look identical don't they! They do they stay in touch? Our twin grandsons are only 6 almost 7. They are struggling to find their own identity. They are not identical but they have issues. Daymon wants to hug Devon and Devon is going through a don't touch me phase. No hugs from him or to him by anyone other than his mom! But Daymon is an impulsive hugger which annoys Devon highly!! LOL they have discussed this and agreed on terms! LOL Daymon is only allowed to hug Devon at certain times! LOL They both still say we more than I and they always want to know where the other one is at. Sometimes tho this is out of jealousy so one doesn't get something that the other one didn't get. Boys! LOL

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    Rhonda, my 2 younger boys are only 15 mos apart. They fought all during childhood, teens, etc. They are now grown and best friends. We kid them about all the years we had to listen to the arguing and now they get along so well!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Rhonda, my 2 younger boys are only 15 mos apart. They fought all during childhood, teens, etc. They are now grown and best friends. We kid them about all the years we had to listen to the arguing and now they get along so well!! lol
    Twins run every third generation in my dad's family. I always wanted to be a twin but it wasn't my generation to have them so it was my kids' generation to have them!
    My two oldest are 12 months 21 days apart. when growing up they were inseperable until they hit puberty and then the fighting began! And they still at 34 and 35 have never regained that closeness. My youngest son is 18 mos to the day younger than my other son so we more or less felt like we were raising triplets. We did everything in threes. I always said when I had to sign them up for school every year and had to everything 3 times that I felt like I was signing my life away!!

    For 6 mos they are all 1 yr apart in age so for half of this year since April when Glen turned 32 they are now 32 33 and 34 until Oct 2 when Sara will be 35 and Oct 23 when Nathan will turn 34 so until April of next year they will be 32 34 and 35!
    Not a one of them spends time with the others. I so hate that as an only child I always craved siblings. I have always told them they should be grateful to have siblings but they are all so much alike in that they each think they are the only one who knows how the other two should live their lives! LOL They do get along but they don't really spend any time together.
    I am just happy they will all get together for Christmas and for weddings etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    I love seeing your pictures Lady T! They almost look identical don't they! They do they stay in touch? Our twin grandsons are only 6 almost 7. They are struggling to find their own identity. They are not identical but they have issues. Daymon wants to hug Devon and Devon is going through a don't touch me phase. No hugs from him or to him by anyone other than his mom! But Daymon is an impulsive hugger which annoys Devon highly!! LOL they have discussed this and agreed on terms! LOL Daymon is only allowed to hug Devon at certain times! LOL They both still say we more than I and they always want to know where the other one is at. Sometimes tho this is out of jealousy so one doesn't get something that the other one didn't get. Boys! LOL
    My mother & her triplet brother have both passed away. Both twin boys are gone and only Aunt Ruth survives of the twin sisters. Out of the 14 children there are still 6 living.
    Back in those days twins were not too common and triplets were really unique. My Mother used to tell stories of how people would come to their farm from all over just to see the triplets. My grandmother used to call them out of the house and line up the triplets and both sets of twins for the people to see.
    Sounded hilarious (to me) but mom didn't think so! :lol:

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    here are my twins they are fraternal.17years old and seniors in high school
    the first picture is of them together then one each seperately
    Shelby has blonde hair in this one and she not blonde naturally,just a phase she was going thru
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    Very pretty girls Az! They do seem to share similar features I think.

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