More Americans are living past 100, but there was double the excitement when 102-year-old twins recently celebrated their big birthday in Georgia.
With their gray hair styled in buns, fingernails painted with red polish and wearing matching outfits, Ann and Gussie Crumby looked elegant and energetic as they greeted their guests.
Born in May, they waited until this month to throw a party and celebrate with their family, WMAZ-TV in Macon reported.
“I don’t even know I’m old. I still feel young,” Ann Crumby told the station.
“I don’t feel no different than I did [than] when I was 101,” added Gussie Crumby, noting that she and her sister always make sure to be together. “When I look around, I see her and when she looks around, she sees me.”
The twins were born in 1916 and raised by their grandmother in Hancock County, Georgia, southeast of Atlanta, where they grew up on a farm, worked on the field and went to “a little school” with only one teacher, they told WMAZ-TV.
Both became seamstresses, with Ann moving to New York when she got married, and Gussie staying closer to home with her husband. They lived apart for decades, but reunited in the late 90s, and since then, “we haven’t been apart so much,” the women told the station.