Twins celebrate 102 years of togetherness and credit their longevity to each other's presence

Ann and Gussie Crumby defied all odds and celebrated their 102nd birthday in May and recently celebrated their long life with their family in Georgia


                            Twins celebrate 102 years of togetherness and credit their longevity to each other's presence

Not many people get to celebrate turning 102 years old and especially not with your twin by your side. However, Ann and Gussie Crumby defied all odds and celebrated their 102nd birthday in May and recently celebrated their long life. The twins only look at their age as a number and nothing more.

According to 11alive news, they shared, "I don't even know I'm old. I still feel young. I don't feel no different than I did [than] when I was 101".  They added that these 102 years would mean absolutely nothing if they did not have each other. "When I look around I see her and when she looks around she sees me," the twins went on to add. 



 

The twins grew up in Hancock County and were raised by their grandmother. "We grew up on the farm, we worked on the field, we went to a little school. It only had one teacher," the twins continued. They were both seamstresses. Ann moved to New York after she got married but she never had any children while Gussie got married, had children and moved to Washington County. 

The twins may have been separated over the years but they were able to find their way back to each other in the late 90s. Ever since then, the twins have not stayed apart. "We haven't been apart so much. We just mostly move from one place to the other but we mostly stay together," they revealed. Over the last 102 years, the twins have valued and kept their families close. 

Researchers in Denmark also shared that identical twins tend to survive longer than the general population. According to a study published in 2016, using data from the Danish Twin Registry, researchers proved that at nearly every age identical twins had greater longevity than the general population.

The researchers concluded that the longevity results from the twins providing each other with emotional and mental support when needed. How one of the twins acts as a buffer for the other helping them avoid or deal with risky behavior and that twins may inspire one another to adopt healthy habits.