Twins sisters celebrate 100th birthday together – gave up their lives to live final years together
Celebrating a birthday is a special occasion no matter what age you are! And if you happen to hit 100 years old, the day becomes all the more special.These twin sisters celebrated their century on earth together. And opened up about their lives in the process…
Norma Matthews and Edith Antonecchi just turned 100 years old together. The twin sisters are still as close as ever even 100 years after their birth.
“People love that we’re still together,” Norma told the media. “We’ve done everything together since the day we were born.” While they are quick to celebrate their ups, they are also always there for one another through their downs.
“Edy was always there for me, and I was always there for her,” Norma shared. “Whenever I’d get sick, Edy would somehow know. She’d call me up or come rushing over to make sure I was okay.”
And while it may seem things have always been serene, the sisters share cheekily that sibling rivalries were very common.“You put a penny in your pocket, it doesn’t jingle. You put two pennies in your pocket, they jingle,” the girls said their grandmother always told them.Born in Revere, Massachusetts, they were raised by a single mother.
“We didn’t have it easy, but we had a lot of fun,” Edy shared. “We made our own fun.”After highschool, Edy worked as a nurse while Norma went on to work as a hairdresser. Both sisters got married 3 months apart from one another. They lived near one another for 51 years. For all their lives they made sure to never be more than 2 cities away from one another or at maximum just one bus ride away.
“For the first time, we’d be living apart,” Norma said. “So we decided it was important that we always lived as close as we could to each other.”
Norma got married to her beau Charles Matthews on Valentine’s Day in 1943. They then raised three kids but tragically lost one of their daughters when she was 2 years old.