The Gold Mine in the Closet: The Twins

Sugar is a twin.

I’ll bet that was a surprise in 1947. The story goes is that they weren’t expecting twins.

Sugar is the younger of the two, and had to stay behind at the hospital for a bit until he caught up.

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(Added January 5, 2015)

(Added January 5, 2015)

These next photos were taken at 122 East Taylor Street in Savannah, Georgia. We’re guessing that the boys were christened that day. We know that Dr. Tucker christened them at Christ Church. The reasons we think it is Christening Day are these: the boys are two months old, they are wearing white, their dad is wearing a tie, and they are gathered in the garden at their grandmother Mary “Leslie” Basinger Lawton’s house.

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Sugar’s mother holds him on the left, and her sister Margaret holds his brother.

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Sugar thinks that this is a photo of him and his grandmother because his mouth is open. He said that he was told that he cried a lot. I pointed out that this baby is yawning, not crying.

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The crying baby is probably Sugar.

 

The grumpy baby is probably Sugar. (Added 1/3/2015)

The grumpy baby is probably Sugar. (Added 1/3/2015)

 

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(Added 1/9/15)

 

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(Added 1/9/15)

 

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Sugar’s mother is sitting on the left with one of the boys on her lap. Her mother is standing in the middle with the other twin. Her sister Margaret is to the right with Gumpy the dog.

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Easter at the house on Duffy Street.

Easter at the house on Duffy Street.

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(Added 1/9/2015)

 

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Sugar said that someone went around their neighborhood with a pony and took photos. This is taken at the house on Duffy Street, and his mother is standing on the porch.


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Charles Morton Strahan married the twins’ grandmother’s sister. He was a professor at the University of Georgia in Athens, and he and his wife Mag had a mountain house. The twins and their parents would vacation at the mountain house in North Georgia, and would recall many happy times there.

 

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In North Georgia at the Strahan house. (Added 1/9/2015)

 

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There was a place near the mountain house called Darling Springs. That’s where they kept their perishables, like milk, butter, eggs, and cheese. I can’t imagine having walk down the road to the refrigerator. (Added 2/18/2015)

 

 

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Sugar is probably the one on the left. He thinks this photo was made behind their house on the marsh. (Added 1/3/2015)

Sugar is probably the one on the left. He thinks this photo was made behind their house on the marsh. (Added 1/3/2015)

Are there more twin photos in the gold mine in the closet?  Probably not, but if there are, we’ll find them.

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5 Responses to “The Gold Mine in the Closet: The Twins”

  1. iowadnaproject Says:

    Looks like they had their hands full with those two.

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  2. ruthrawls Says:

    I can’t even imagine. There were no twins in the family before or since.

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  3. Mary-Jo Lengnick Says:

    Love love love these photos

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  4. The Gold Mine in the Closet: More Photos | Ruthrawls's Blog Says:

    […] like I’ll have to start more posts dedicated to just one item, like Sugar’s mother or the twins, where I can add more photos as I find them. (I thought that there were no more “twin” […]

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