On the same day, December 23, 1921, Norma Matthews and Edith “Edy” Antoncecchi were born in a town outside of Boston. Since the moment they were both born, they have shared every experience together.
Margaret Shaffer, one of the twins’ neighbors, provided some information on the ladies and discussed some of the ways in which the women are distinct from one another.
Margaret said that “Norma is the talkative one, whereas Edy prefers to keep to herself, though, together, they make the place brighter than before.”
Both Edy and Norma’s lives were filled with many highs and lows during the course of their whole beings and as Edy reflected, “We didn’t have it easy, but we had a lot of fun,”.
When the twins were 13 years old, their father left their mother for another woman and began a relationship with the new lady.
In addition, their mother was forced to find work in a shoe factory so that the family could meet their financial obligations.
According to Norma, “When dad divorced our mother, other children avoided us like we had a sickness” after the split as it was seen as a scandal at the time.
But the twins were able to find solace in one another, and they always had a nice time clothing similarly to one another, playing together, and helping take care of their younger brother, John.”