|My mom's twin cousins Johnny and Jimmy|
Note the interesting and incidental juxtaposition of the picture of Zack and AJ on the mantel behind them.
When our twins were born on Valentine's Day, my mom's Aunt Dorothy (Johnny and Jimmy's mother) was very excited to have more twins in the family. She sent them these cute matching outfits!
|AJ is on the left, Zack is the peanut on the right. "Another fraction of an inch and I can bite him right on the ear."|
Now, I'm not sure whether this counts as "running in the family," though, since my mom has a lot of cousins and only one set of twins.
I did have a Great Great Grandmother (Mary E. Burt) and Grandfather (Elijah Pinckney Horn) who among a total of seven children, also had twins born on Valentine's Day.
Eddie and Dicie, a boy and a girl, were born on February 14, 1890, in Leake County, Mississippi. They both died young, so states my Family Tree Maker. I can only imagine what it must have been like to carry and give birth to twins in 1890, not to mention losing four babies.