Good Morning Gentle Readers,
The on-deck baby, Mrs TWC, was an unexpected surprise. Wait! There's two of them. Both did incubator time but Lisa's incarceration was much longer.
Odds are, had they arrived a few generations earlier neither would have survived. Primitive as medical science was in the Summer of Love, it was light-years ahead of the pre-antibiotic world preceding the Big War.
Identical twins are rare. Lisa and Laura are an even rarer happenstance called Mirror Image identical twins. The mirror image is caused by a late split in the egg that results in certain obvious differences like Laura being left handed while Lisa is right handed.
There are other
not-so-obvious differences as well. For instance, Laura is married to Will and has
four kids rather than two. Will missed that one high school bio class that conservatives usually gripe about so I had a talk with him and explained why that kept happening. I used color crayons and blocks and I guess they're done now [that joke just never gets old].
While fraternal (non-identical) twins tend to run in families,
identical twins are random. And that
every-other-generation thing is nothing but urban myth that morphed out of somebody's observation
that non-identical twins run in families. Why? Because there is a familial link where the women tend to ovulate more than one egg.
One frequent question that Lisa and Laura heard as kids was: how do you tell yourselves apart? That still amuses me.
I'd put something romantic up
here but I sort of promised I wouldn't embarrass her in public. I'll
leave it at this: The mother of my children is sweet and lovely and she
puts up with me. She's got big, brown puppy-dog eyes too.
Happy birthday Babe. You too, Laura Bean.
The Wine Commonsewer
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