Nowadays not many people have the luxury of growing old let alone grow old with a person they love as much as they love themselves. However, these two women were blessed enough to live long and celebrate their 102nd birthday. In fact, they are twins called Phyllis Jones and Irene Crump. These sisters were born in 1916 and they have lived more than a century.
They celebrated their 102nd birthday on November 20th. Phyllis is 25 minutes older than Irene. They have lived through a lot and they have witnessed the changes of the lifestyle from the past century up until today. They claim the secret to a long life is eating healthy and staying stress-free and happy most of the time. Their birthday was celebrated modestly with just cards, balloons and cakes without any alcohol.
On their 100th birthday they received a birthday card from the Queen of England. They would be receiving their second one if they are lucky enough to celebrate their 105th birthday in a few years.
Even though they are over 100 years old, they don’t look older than 70. They don’t even feel old. Irene said: “We can’t grasp that we are 102 because we don’t feel it, we got no rheumatism, arthritis, I mean, we’re very lucky in that way.”
Irene and Phyllis live together taking care of one another. Their children regularly visit them to check up on them. The smiles of these two wonderful women shows how happy and satisfied they are with their lives. Their family members are very proud of them. They haven’t been contacted by the Guinness book of world records for being the oldest twins, but they are expecting it to happen soon.