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    World's longest-surviving conjoined twin brothers (Ronnie and Donnie Galyon) die at 68

    https://apnews.com/3590a065e8c5d78f3c629d164dd9b462

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) ? The world?s longest-surviving conjoined twins died July 4 at the age of 68.

    Ronnie and Donnie Galyon, of Beavercreek, Ohio, were born joined at the abdomen Oct. 28, 1951. In 2014, the brothers earned the distinction of being the world?s oldest set of conjoined twins shortly before their 63rd birthday.

    WHIO reported that the two died in hospice care in Dayton, their brother Jim said. The Montgomery County coroner said their deaths were due to natural causes.

    Starting as children, the brothers appeared in carnivals and circuses as a sideshow attraction. Jim Gaylon told Mlive that their income supported their family for years.

    TLC aired a documentary about the men in 2010.

    The brothers retired from entertaining in 1991, and lived alone until 2010 when health problems prompted them to move in with family members.

    The Dayton community raised funds and helped renovate their new home to allow the brothers to navigate in a custom wheelchair, the Dayton Daily News reported.


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    Wouldn't it be interesting if one died and one lived?
    I'm not sure how I'd feel wheeling around with my dead brother. Lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    Wouldn't it be interesting if one died and one lived?
    I'm not sure how I'd feel wheeling around with my dead brother. Lol!


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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    Wouldn't it be interesting if one died and one lived?
    I'm not sure how I'd feel wheeling around with my dead brother. Lol!
    We have another thread where essentially one twin's death triggered the passing of the other twin.

    http://mydeathspace.com/vb/showthrea...ight=conjoined

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    I could never live life like that. As an identical twin, I am so glad that didn't happen to me.


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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    So possible, but you can't have a dead person attached to you. Boo!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    I could never live life like that. As an identical twin, I am so glad that didn't happen to me.
    I wanted to be a twin growing up, the closest I got is people thinking my brother and I are twins, but he's 2 1/2 years (I used to say 3 years, but I'm getting older, and I want to be vain) younger.
    I did want to have twins, but now I'm glad I don't.
    Pushing one baby out was hard not to mention diaper changes.
    Your parents are my heroes. Lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    So possible, but you can't have a dead person attached to you. Boo!


    I wanted to be a twin growing up, the closest I got is people thinking my brother and I are twins, but he's 2 1/2 years (I used to say 3 years, but I'm getting older, and I want to be vain) younger.
    I did want to have twins, but now I'm glad I don't.
    Pushing one baby out was hard not to mention diaper changes.
    Your parents are my heroes. Lol!
    Yeah, my poor mom. She is tiny, barely 100 pounds, so being pregnant with twins ruined her tummy for life. It's like when you see someone lose a bunch of weight and they have that extra loose skin? That is her tummy.

    I am actually closer to my younger sister than I am my twin sister.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    Yeah, my poor mom. She is tiny, barely 100 pounds, so being pregnant with twins ruined her tummy for life. It's like when you see someone lose a bunch of weight and they have that extra loose skin? That is her tummy.

    I am actually closer to my younger sister than I am my twin sister.
    Did she used to dress you alike?
    I think that was one of my reasons for wanting to be a twin. To fool people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    Did she used to dress you alike?
    I think that was one of my reasons for wanting to be a twin. To fool people.
    Not exactly alike....if she picked the same outfits it would always be different colors.

    We were very hard to tell apart when we were younger (I can't even tell when I look at pics of us lol). When we would visit our grandpa, he would know who was who based on the outfits. Then we would secretly switch outfits on him ha ha.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    Not exactly alike....if she picked the same outfits it would always be different colors.

    We were very hard to tell apart when we were younger (I can't even tell when I look at pics of us lol). When we would visit our grandpa, he would know who was who based on the outfits. Then we would secretly switch outfits on him ha ha.
    Lol! So no visible moles or birthmarks to tell the two of you apart? Do you still look alike or are there slight differences now?
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    Here is a pic of us when we were about 6 or 7.



    Quote Originally Posted by marakisses View Post
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    More recent. I am on the left.

    Last edited by Nic B; 07-07-2020 at 01:55 PM.


    Quote Originally Posted by marakisses View Post
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    Are you in pink?
    The one on the right (younger pic), the chin is less pointy and the cheeks are fuller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    Are you in pink?
    The one on the right (younger pic), the chin is less pointy and the cheeks are fuller.
    Yes, I am in the pink :) And you found the difference! My sis has always had a bit rounder face than I. Some pics it can be hard to tell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    Yes, I am in the pink :) And you found the difference! My sis has always had a bit rounder face than I. Some pics it can be hard to tell.
    Were you surprised? Lol!
    I just looked at the facial features from your older pic and compared it to your younger pic. Easy. Lol! My husband says I'm good with facial recognition. Once, we went to a sandwich shop and I recognized the guy behind the counter. I hadn't seen him since elementary school and he was late 20's then. We have a set of twins in the family. I could always tell them apart even though my husband couldn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    Were you surprised? Lol!
    I just looked at the facial features from your older pic and compared it to your younger pic. Easy. Lol! My husband says I'm good with facial recognition. Once, we went to a sandwich shop and I recognized the guy behind the counter. I hadn't seen him since elementary school and he was late 20's then. We have a set of twins in the family. I could always tell them apart even though my husband couldn't.
    In the past, I have had people I don't know come up and start talking to me and I'm like, who the hell are you?? And then I realize it is someone my sister knows and they think I'm her...lol.


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    So sad. Their younger brother took care of them all the time and made sure they were ok and safe.

    I believe there was 4 legs between them. And conjoined twins, cant live attached to a dead body so if separation was not an option then theirs death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    Yes, I am in the pink :) And you found the difference! My sis has always had a bit rounder face than I. Some pics it can be hard to tell.
    Also your left eye is a little more rounded while your right eye curves down more. very very slight differences but noticable if paying attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    In the past, I have had people I don't know come up and start talking to me and I'm like, who the hell are you?? And then I realize it is someone my sister knows and they think I'm her...lol.
    Same thing happens to me... but I'm not a twin. Hmm. I do have a couple of cousins who look very like me.
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