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Twins Pamela and Lorraine have dinner together every Friday night, and caused confusion on the netball court with their looks.
Twins possess a unique bond, which many say is near impossible to describe. They often share more than just friendship and many have eerie tales of one twin experiencing the other’s feelings and emotions.
For Pamela Hueston and Lorraine Henderson, 64, growing up without a twin was inconceivable.
‘No, you haven’t’, and the other ladies just laughed and told them they’d just played my twin sister,” Pamela said.
Identical twins Pamela and Lorraine have been extremely close throughout their lives – Pamela became engaged in January, Lorraine followed suit in February, while Lorraine was married in February and Pamela in March.
For Lorraine the advantage of being a twin was that you always had someone with you, wherever you were; and you had a sounding board for ideas, especially since they both think similarly.
“I don’t know why we didn’t have a double wedding,” Pamela said.
“And Christmas – twice as many presents,” Pamela said.
They holiday together, have travelled around Australia together, they have dinner every Friday night and play bowls together.
The twins, who until they were 18 dressed exactly the same, still have an eerily similar dress style which they discovered on a shopping trip to Melbourne.
“Today at bowls in our second game, someone said to me, ‘You’re on the wrong rink, I’ve just played you’. I said,
“Lorraine went down one side of the street and I went down the other – we came back and we had bought exactly
the same shirt,” Pamela said. They insisted they were good twins and never played switching tricks on anyone as children. “We could have got up to a lot of mischief,” Pamela said. However, they both admit to playing tricks on their grandchildren, pretending to be the grandmother of the other twin’s grandchildren. At high school, the twins also concocted a plan to confuse teachers by finishing a cross-country race together. “We said we would try and cross the line equal first, and we did. They had to try and work out who was who, and they didn’t like that,” Pamela said.
OCTOBER 2012 |