Monday, July 20, 2009

Ann & Abby

Ann Landers & Dear Abby were identical twins - and even had a double wedding ceremony in 1939!

Born Esther Pauline & Pauline Esther (I have to say that seems like their parents got a bit lazy with the naming) they were only 17 minutes apart. Until they were 21, they dressed alike, shared a purse, and slept in the same twin bed.

Unfortunately they feuded on and off for the rest of their lives - both writing competing advice columns it's not such a huge surprise (although a little ironic that they helped everyone else with their problems and couldn't solve their own.)

I like their wedding outfits - the hats are a little silly looking, but they are from Russian heritage so it works. And the 8-year-old girl who loved "Anne of Green Gables" in me loves the puffed sleeves and the peaked wrists, and since it was 1939 I think they can get away with it

1 comment:

  1. What?! I had no idea that they feuded! I feel like I just found out about Santa Claus.

    I agree that their parents were a bit lazy in naming them.

    I like the mutton-chop sleeves (is that what they're called?) too. Minus the hats, the dresses are pretty timeless!



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