Identical twin sisters celebrate 100th b’day!

August 5th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Wellington, August 5 (ANI): Identical twins Alison and Audrey were born 100 years ago, and this week they celebrated their birthday.

Alison was first out of the womb, though Audrey claims there was pushing. And while Audrey lost the first tooth, Alison was the first to walk.

A century of experiences later, the sisters are still going strong, albeit with a slight difficulty in mobility and hearing.

“I don’t feel any different. Except I don’t like all the fuss,” The New Zealand Herald quoted Mrs Hunt from a rest home in Auckland, as saying.

“It isn’t as if I’m important; there’s been plenty of people who have been 100,” she added.

Both ladies attribute “good soap and water” to their still-youthful faces.

The twins were born on August 8, 1910, the year Jack Lovelock was born, Marie Curie published her treatise on radioactivity and United States inventor Alva Fisher patented the “Thor” - the world’s first electric washing machine.

“When we were born, our English doctor said he had never seen babies with so much vitality,” Mrs Duthie said.

For 25 years - including World War I - the sisters lived together in Palmerston North, doing everything together and eventually both working as government shorthand typists.

Although they don’t stay together, they are in constant touch.

“We both write letters every week and I ring her up and she rings me,” said Mrs Hunt.

However, a trip to celebrate this week was a bit much and after a discussion, their families decided to have two celebrations in different places - but the possibility of a Skype computer link is being investigated. (ANI)

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