42 responses to Searching for a twin
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    Comment on Searching for a twin (May 24th, 2012 at 08:28)

    I’m 42 and I’ve YET meet my twin! Close, yes, but not exact same as mine.

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    Comment on Searching for a twin (May 24th, 2012 at 09:38)

    That sounds like fun! Wonder if an Amish person would consider an English twin?

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      Comment on Searching for a twin (May 24th, 2012 at 11:39)

      Good question! It would be fun!

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on 3 "twin-like" people in my life (May 24th, 2012 at 09:40)

    3 "twin-like" people in my life

    I have 3 similar to “twin” experiences. 1) Even though we weren’t born the same year, my friend, Danny, and I share the same calendar day for birthdays. We’ve exchanged birthday cards forever. 2) I have met only 1 woman who shares the same first and middle name as me. 3) Even though I am in a wheelchair and easily recognizable, for many years I had friends tell me “I saw you at….” and it wasn’t me. Finally 1 day in our big shopping mall, I saw the rear view of a young woman in a wheelchair: brown hair in a bun, fat muscled arms for pushing,.. I never got a frontal look but from the back, I could believe I was seeing myself.

    Very entertaining post today, Erik. I can hardly wait to see the other comments to come in.

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    Comment on searching for a twin (May 24th, 2012 at 10:01)

    searching for a twin

    What a fun concept
    I have not met my twin. I have met my Mom’s twin actully triplet. i know at least 2 other people who share her bday. Funny thing her sisters bday is the day after hers. There brother married a girl who was twins with my Aunt.
    My brother has a twin. He shares a bday with my husbands best friend. Two of my kids each share a bday with an Uncle.

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    Karen Pollard
    Comment on Twins (May 24th, 2012 at 10:14)


    I would love to find a “twin” who loves quilting like I do to correspond with. I love sharing ideas and patterns with friends!
    So, if you have a passion for quilting, write to me!!!

    Karen Pollard

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    Richard from Amish Stories
    Comment on Can the world really do with another one of me! (May 24th, 2012 at 10:31)

    Can the world really do with another one of me!

    Erik can the world really do with another one of me,lol. So for everyone’s sake i hope the madness stops with yours truly. Richard

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    Jane Reeves
    Comment on Searching for a twin (May 24th, 2012 at 11:28)

    I must have more than one twin. I have been asked a number of times even while on vacations in another state if my name is so n so. They will say you looked just like them.

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    Comment on Searching for a twin (May 24th, 2012 at 11:44)

    That sounds like a fun idea! When I was a kid/teen I had tons of pen pals. A horse magazine I received had a pen pal section. I recently re-connected to one of my pen pals on Facebook. How fun to see what we are alike now that we are adults! 🙂

    On a funny side note – my brother-in-law and I are born on the same day! He is about 4 hours older but I tease him and say I should be the older one because he was premature.

    I also wonder if an Amish person or anyone(!) would be willing to write. I miss writing letters.

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    Comment on Twins (May 24th, 2012 at 12:00)


    My mother and my father’s late uncle shared a birthday — the most famous birthday of all, December 25th.

    I used to have neighbors that had four children and two birthdays. The oldest and second oldest girls were born on the same day two years apart (the dad was concerned that people would think he and his wife had a “breeding season”). The youngest two, and boy and a girl, were twins.

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      Christopher Roscher
      Comment on Strange how the World works... (December 4th, 2012 at 10:49)

      Strange how the World works...

      Hi, James !

      After laboring together for the past six years, we found out last night that we were “twins”. Then, looking into the Amish pen-pal notion, I found your comment here, on the first site I looked at !!!

      Best of luck to you in your coming year in the East… you’ll do fine !

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    Comment on Searching for a twin (May 24th, 2012 at 14:36)

    I have a ‘twin.’ It is my cousin. When we lived close to each other as kids our families always celebrated our birthdays together (our fathers were brothers). We always thought it was neat that we had the same birthdays — he was born early in the day, and I was born just before midnight.

    The last time we saw each other was just last month at our aunt’s funeral. We are facebook friends, so we do keep up with what is going on in our lives. And, we think it is pretty neat that we both are ministers now — our grandfather was a minister, too.

    I would love to find an Amish ‘twin.’ That would be very special!

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Searching for a twin (May 24th, 2012 at 15:31)


    I’ll have to share this story with two of my school classmates as we three would be triplets. All of us born on the same day. In fact one of the girls and I were born just minutes apart and her mother and my mother were in the same hospital room when we were born. We did not meet until the 6th grade. We keep in touch currently via facebook. Such a small world!! My ex- mother-in-law and I also share the same month and day but of course not the same year.

    Richard, you are right, I don’t think the world could handle more than one of you, LOL. But we love you!!

    Blessings, Alice

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    Elizabeth Snoke
    Comment on Searching for a twin (May 24th, 2012 at 23:18)

    I have the address for The Diary and would love to subscribe but don’t know what they charge. Maybe other readers here would like to subscribe, too. Can you give the address and cost of a subscription here?

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      Theresa H.
      Comment on Searching for a twin (May 25th, 2012 at 08:48)

      Elizabeth, I found a mailing address for The Diary Newspaper;

      The Diary
      P.O. Box 98
      Gordonville, PA 17529

      I am going to send a letter requesting subsciption rates and I would be more than happy to let you know, what I find out.

      Love the idea of finding a birthday twin 🙂

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    Comment on twins (May 25th, 2012 at 00:14)


    I have met my twin in 2nd grade, but i never knew he was, I think that is ok because we didnt get along. I had a teacher in highschool who had 3 other brothers 2 yrs apart and all 4 had the same birthday. really enjoyed readding Searching for twin,

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    Comment on Searching for a twin (May 25th, 2012 at 09:38)

    Great twin stories from everyone. I’ve known about my own twin Leonard since I was 14 or so. Born on the same day and also happened to be one of my best friends 🙂

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    Comment on twins (May 25th, 2012 at 11:22)


    First time commenter here. When my husband’s grandmother passed away several years ago, we were reading her obituary & spotted the obit of another woman who not only died the same day, but was born the same day & year as his grandmother–“twins” who lived in the same county but never met.

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    Comment on Searching for a twin (May 25th, 2012 at 11:36)

    Truth is stranger than fiction!

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    Lee Ann
    Comment on What about twinning here? (May 25th, 2012 at 15:39)

    What about twinning here?

    I think it’s a great idea, and am wondering if this forum could be used to find twins for like-minded, Amish-interested individuals.

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      Kim Hine
      Comment on Yes please! (February 16th, 2014 at 21:34)

      Yes please!

      @lee ann who said this would be a great place to find friends who are Amish or not.. I am not but i would very much like to have an Amish friend even if she doesn’t share my birthday. I am an avid penpaller, many hobbies, 5 children and I’m from Australia, I would love to learn more about the Amish way of life.
      Kimlhine@yahoo.com.au is my email if any Amish are interested.

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    Melissa H
    Comment on What a great way to start a friendship... (May 25th, 2012 at 16:06)

    What a great way to start a friendship...

    The idea of writing to a “twin” is a great idea for starting a friendship. I’ve met a number of people over the years with my month and day, but never the same year. The latest one I met was at our church in Virginia. Alice and I shared the same month and day, but our years were off–her kids are my age. I LOVED having her around, especially when our birthdays fell on a Sunday.

    I missed my own grandma’s month and day by just a few hours, as I was born the day before she turned 39. As the oldest of her grandchildren, I wish I could have “cooked” for one more day, so that we could share an even closer bond.

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    Heidi Sawyer
    Comment on family twins (May 25th, 2012 at 17:50)

    family twins

    This is such an interesting way of looking at “TWINS”. I was born on my cousin’s 5th birthday. My daughter was born on my mother’s 66th birthday. I have a close friend who’s like the sister that I never had … her son was born on my dad’s 44th birthday. My son was born on Elvis’ birthday.

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    Marilyn from MI
    Comment on Twins (May 26th, 2012 at 21:01)


    After living in our present home for ten years, I found my twin right next door last year when we were all talking about hitting a big year. Five neighbors all turned sixty last year (three houses in a row) and one of them was born the same day and year as I. As a side note my almost twin is my husband. He is only two days older than I am.

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    Comment on Searching for a twin (June 2nd, 2012 at 08:22)

    LOL…read this on June 2nd and thought…bummer….but looked at the posting date…May 24th! My day! This was my “big year” to turn half a century! It slid by with hubbie ( of 30 years in a few days) making me a cake the night before & a meal we made together & shared with our family. We aren’t “plain” but have a large family (7 boys and 1 girl ages 27-7, with one married, no grands…yet) Love to garden, read, write, conservative & Christian. Any takers?

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    Comment on twins (June 2nd, 2012 at 08:47)


    Hmmm wondering if there is a twin.
    Wonder if they are like me. Lol!
    That poor twin! Have they done what I’ve done?
    Went through what I have? Live like I do?
    Are we doing things like we should?
    Doesn’t this give you something to think about!

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    Comment on Searching for a twin (June 5th, 2012 at 09:46)

    Never heard of referring to someone with your same birthdate as a ” twin”. Mu son has two other players on his baseball team with the exact same birthday. One the same exact year and one a year older. But what really surprised me is when I contacted my son’s soon to be middle school with concerns about him being a December baby, rendering him the baby of the school year….the assistant principal replied ” my son is December 21st and he did just fine” …I knew it was a sign to send him to the school this coming September..as I prayed for a sign…and there it was…the SAME EXACT birthday as my son:)

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    Comment on Comment on searching for a twin (June 5th, 2012 at 10:00)

    Comment on searching for a twin

    Yes, it’s called “A birthday twin”,I have yet to meet mine as well and it would be great to meet whoever it may be… It’s a great idea for on here, I would like to meet and have an Amish twin if there is one for me!!

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    Comment on Looking for a Twin too (June 8th, 2012 at 03:20)

    Looking for a Twin too

    My birthday is September 2 and is 49

    I like to cook, clean, sew, crochet, knit, gardening, singing(I write songs and play guitar) any twin any age

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    Karen Pollard
    Comment on Twin (June 8th, 2012 at 04:54)


    My birthday is Sept 15, 1949. I taught school for 30 years. In all those years, only one child ever shared my birthday. If anyone else shares my birthday, let me know!

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    Comment on just found a twin (December 4th, 2012 at 15:00)

    just found a twin

    Last night, I found out that a man I have known for six years shares my birthday. I immediately thought of this post.

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    Christopher Roscher
    Comment on Searching for a twin (December 4th, 2012 at 16:52)

    LOL 🙂 Yep… I’d say so 🙂

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    Comment on Searching for a twin (December 4th, 2012 at 17:35)

    Yes, he is the one. I didn’t see his comment before I made mine.

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    Judith Grober
    Comment on Searching for a twin (December 4th, 2012 at 18:17)

    Sunday,January 20th,1935,11:15 A.M. Anybody else out there? Would be interesting to find out!

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    Angela Holland
    Comment on I would love to find my twin. (December 4th, 2012 at 19:00)

    I would love to find my twin.

    My birthday is June 11, 1972, I have a love of books, mostly historical fiction, cozy mysteries and Amish as well as I scrapbook and make cards

    This was such a good article and love this idea of writing to your twin.

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    Karen Pollard
    Comment on Finding your Twin (December 4th, 2012 at 19:27)

    Finding your Twin

    My birthdate is September 15, 1949

    I taught for 30 years and in all those years only came across one student who shared my birthday.

    I love to read~historical fiction, romance, mysteries, Amish fiction, human interest and pet stories.

    I also quilt, can, love to cook, knit, crochet and crafts.

    It would be interesting to see if anyone else shares my birthdate.

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    Judith Grober
    Comment on Searching for a twin (December 4th, 2012 at 19:40)

    I think I forgot to check the “notify of comments”box-January 20th,1935.Sunday,11:15 A.M. Thank you.

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    Comment on Searching for a twin (December 5th, 2012 at 11:57)

    I was lucky to meet my twin early on, in high school, and we became good friends. I was born Aug 21, 1978 in NC, he the same day in SC.

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    Kim Hine
    Comment on Birthday twin (February 16th, 2014 at 21:27)

    Birthday twin

    I am an avid penpaller and i’d love to have a twin to write to, even better would it be if she were Amish.
    My birthday is October 11th 1967. Have many many interests and hobbies.
    Kimlhine@ yahoo.com.au for more info.

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    Comment on On the subject of twins and "family"... (May 2nd, 2014 at 14:50)

    On the subject of twins and "family"...

    Not to sound morbid (or disrespectful to the dead/my family), but I went up to some relatives’ graves near Hoboville, Alabama (no kidding, there is such a place!). 1st, I found out:

    No burying dead after 9:00 p.m. (seriously)

    2) I think we own the graveyard.

    At least 2/3 of the people buried were…ahem!…I can’t disclose my last name, or I just might find my twin 🙂 !

    No, seriously, I don’t think I’d find a ‘name twin’- even though my family is named like the George Forman family, I’m the only girl named ——.

    On the other hand, my mother was almost my twin, as I am only two days older than her, on the calendar! My brother was almost my father’s twin: he is only one day older than my father, on the calendar.


    In Christ,


    By the way, come visit my new blog: plainpathwaytohim.wordpress.com

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