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Friday, March 26, 2010

The Twins

Meet Douglas Wayne (Doug) and Darla Suzanne (Dar)
Aren't we just the cutest 'widdo darlins'
Mom and her twins ...
Dad holding his angels
Portrait time! Don't you just love that little bunny in her hand,? and check out those shoes and the toothless grins!
Speaking of toothless, Doug was always happy to slam the door that held one end of the string that was tied to the my tooth. What a helpful brother.
Their Senior High School Portrait
Off to war he goes and was she ever scared for him. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, all part of the package deal in the late 60's and early 70's.
Thanks God, our prayers were answered. We have lived many years as twins, right down to knowing what each other is thinking, physically feeling each others pain, and crying together. We will be celebrating our 60th birthday this summer, and are still there for each other. This last picture was taken at our parents 50th Anniversary over 13 yrs. ago. We haven't changed much in looks so this picture is legal as an update...LOL..however, we also still have the same receding hairline we had as babes...so there you go. Doug and I, the 'O' twins of 1950 still going strong on fun through it all. Life is good.
God Bless Your Day and Smile


Dianna said...

Oh Dar, I LOVED your post today! Thanks for taking the time to go through pictures so you could do this post. It is time consuming, but it surely does bring back a lot of good memories, doesn't it? I know you have mentioned your twin before, but it was so fun watching the two of you grow up together today. I especially liked the picture of him helping you lose your tooth. It was cool to see the two of you dressed alike! And your senior picture together is priceless...it really is.

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful part of your life with us!

vintage girl at heart said...

Yall have got to be the sweetest twins ever and yes you look sooo much alike!!!
Love all of the photographs of your life together!!

vintage girl at heart said...

Did your momma know yall were twins before she had yall or was it a surprise??

janet said...

Well Hello Doug!!! And aren't you a good looking lady, Dar ;-)
Thanks for directing me back..I commented this morning on your previous post and would have missed meeting Doug. Have a wonderful weekend.

jack69 said...

This is a great entry. and Yeah, you were so CUTE. Twins are special. Our grandsons never fail to thrill us.

We single kids don't know what it is to have our best friend around 24 hours a day.

Nice to have some one help pull the tooth!!!

I so much enjoyed this read. Thanks, the narrative and the pictures take the day!
Love, from NC
Sherry & Jack

Dar said...

Re: Vintage Girl, NO, Mom did NOT KNOW we were twins until the doctor told her she had more work to do. Mom carried us for well over 9 months and we each weighed over 7 lbs., can you imagine? When my Dad was coming back in to visit us all, he stubbed and broke his toe on the steps of the hospital, he was in such a hurry.
Re: Dianna, Janet, Jack, Thanks for stopping and being so kind..growing up a twin was cool.
Doug was very protective and still is. I love the life out of him for it. I do remember a time or two when he would just as soon have 'punched' my teeth out. LOL..nuff said

Cher' Shots said...

Dar, being your "younger" sister, I have to admit your right, you two really have NOT changed much in looks in the past 13 years. I love this journaling!
Love you and your womb mate too!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Dar, What a neat post... I'm so glad that you have such a special brother. I have a nephew and niece who are twins --but they are not very close (which just breaks my heart).

The pictures are so precious. I especially like the one where you are holding the bunny. SO cute!!!


Anonymous said...

Love all the pics Mom. :) Great Post as always!


Dee said...

Awww. I'm smiling & teary eyed as I write this. I love your post and pictures and sharing the close bond you and your brother has. This is so wonderful. You are so lucky. Sweet!

Wishing you a weekend of smiles and happy memories.

Helky said...

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Lucy said...

Wonderful post. You 2 were adorable and I bet you can almost read each others minds. I wish I had just one of my sisters or brothers out of 10 of us, left. Enjoy your twin, and I know you do.

Pat's Addition said...

Great story. Did you pick up that my boys (grandsons really but I take care of them) are twins? IVF / surrogate (daughter's BF from 2nd grade carried them) Twins are so different from singles, much easier after you get over the first bit. Did you have "second child" syndrome?

Jacquelyn Stager said...

Hi Dar! I tried to comment the other day but I was having computer problems...I think they are fixed now! Thanks for stopping by my place and for your sweet comments...I wanted to have twins SO BAD! But it didn't happen :) Loved your story and pictures. Even though my boys are 4 years apart, I dressed them alike as often as I could...and I love matching twin beds, etc. What's with me anyway? LOL

lil sis said...

You two sure do look mischievous
in those photos! I love the story of you having to
sit on your hands- rofl. So Doug, when are you going to start
a post and show us pictures and tell us stories? I'm
sure you have a bunch to tell. Would LOVE to hear them
all. Keep 'em coming Dar. love ya's - me

GardenofDaisies said...

My husband has a twin sister too!!