Irene Crump and Phyllis Jones, are twin sisters from the British town of Stourport-on-Severn who recently celebrated their 100th birthday together.
These charming ladies asked for an unusual present on their landmark birthday!
In the photo, Phyllis Jones (the older of the twin sisters) is on the left, and Irene Crump (the younger sister) is on the right.
Irene and Phyllis (or Rene and Phil, as their family and friends call them) were born 25 minutes apart on November 20, 1916. The two have been inseparable ever since. They not only went to the same school; they worked for the same ceramics company. Moreover, now, they even live in the same house!
Rene and Phil are not identical twins. Rene has always had a calm and rational nature, while Phil has always been restless and inventive. She hasn’t lost her joyful spirit even in old age.
The twins are not the only ones in their family who have lives to an impressive age. Their elder sister, Dorothy, died in 2006 when she was 92. The sisters’ spouses also live long lives. Irene’s husband, Samuel, and Phyllis’s partner, Ray, both passed away when they turned 90.
Irene did not have any children, but Phyllis’s son, Carl, takes care of them both. He and his wife, Patricia, visit the ladies every day. Carl says that despite their venerable age, his mother and aunt are not dependent on other people and do not require constant care.
The sisters celebrated their birthday together, and 48 guests attended it. Irene and Phyllis asked their family and friends to donation to the air ambulance organization instead of bringing them gifts.
The specialists of this service make dozens of rescue flights to help victims of road accidents and to assist people who need urgent medical care.
Irene and Phyllis are believed to be one of only six sets of centenarian twins living in the UK. For their 100th birthday, they received a postcard personally signed by the Queen.
When asked about the secret to long life, Irene replied, “Hard work and good food is our secret. That’s all I can put it down to.”
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