Twins who celebrated their 100th birthday together

Without a doubt, having a twin who is absolutely identical to you is something special. But living with a twin side by side for 100 years? It’s even more unusual! Meet Mary Bell Roach and May Bell Powell, better known as the Wallace Twins.

The twins were born March 25, 1922 in Kentucky, where they live today. They were able to attend Murray State College. During their studies, they sometimes used the fact that their appearance is exactly the same.

“She (May) couldn’t even hit the ball,” says Roach. – “I did sports in his place. And she wrote essays for me. »

Twins who celebrated their 100th birthday together

After graduating from college, the inseparable couple married school friends with whom the girls grew up. Then, Mary and May got jobs teaching elementary school in their hometown, Simsony. For the next 42 years, the sisters taught in adjacent classes.

Twins who celebrated their 100th birthday together

In the 1940s the sisters’ careers were put on hold – their husbands were called up for war. Without leaving each other, during the war, the sisters settled in Detroit and began to work there.

Twins who celebrated their 100th birthday together

After the husbands return from the war, the families buy mobile homes on wheels and travel the country together. The eccentric ladies have visited all 50 states and 8 countries in Europe – not to mention six joint cruises!

Twins who celebrated their 100th birthday together

Today, at 100 years old, nothing can stop this energetic couple. And though their wives are dead, the ladies themselves, as Roach says, are still full of strength.

Every day they walk to the gym for about 30 minutes, and every Friday they can be met at the hairdresser.

Twins who celebrated their 100th birthday together

Roach and Powell recently moved into the same room in case either of them needed help in the middle of the night.

“We’re together all the time, we’ve never been apart,” Roach says. “That’s all we know about loving each other. »

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